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.
Large deciduous edible fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching 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.
Eared Lady Fern Very attractive hardy herbaceous painted fern. Forms a clump of arching pale green fronds with dark red stems up to 80cm, which looks particularly stunning as the fronds first emerge. Moist free-draining humous rich soil in semi-shade.