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
Interrupted Fern So named because the fertile segments of the fruiting fronds are carried in between lengths of barren frond rib. Deciduous fern with fronds growing to 150cm in mature plants. Neutral to acid rich soil in sheltered shade or semi-shade.
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Japanese Painted Fern Hardy herbaceous fern with deep purple-red painted fronds. The depth of the colour and frond patterning increases with age. Grow in free-draining moist soil in semi to full shade. Makes good ground cover, and equally good as a specimen planting.
Alpine Wood Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern, with tufts of erect, narrow fronds up to 150cm. Frond ribs covered in yellow hairs when young, which turn black with age, giving this fern its distinctive look. Good quality moist garden soil in shade and away from heat in summer.
Hart’s Tongue Fern Compact, evergreen fern with narrow leathery green fronds growing to 45cm. Clumps in rosette of arching fronds with ruffled edges. Native origin. Humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, in semi-shade. Tolerant of dry shade once established, so water regularly during the first season and mulch well.