Japanese Painted Fern. Fronds with dark green background and silvery white foreground patterning. Grows to 45cm tall and will clump slowly. Grows best in moderate to deep shade in moist free-draining soil. Hardy.
shade to semi-shade
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H 45-60cm, S 60cm in 3 years
Royal Fern – Forms a clump of tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. New growth is purplish in colour and the stems remain red-shaded. Spores carried on separate fronds. Ideal for moist to wet soil and will tolerate full sun in cooler situations. Deciduous, the fronds can grow to 150cm.
Large deciduous (edible) fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching attractively bronzed graceful fronds appear in spring. The emerging croziers are collected for food in Japan. Fronds can reach 90cm. Also used as a houseplant through spring and summer for cleaning the air. Known as Osmunda regalis var. [...]