Cinnamon Fern – 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. Later in the season the spore bearing fronds appear, covered in cinnamon coloured spores. Fronds can reach 100cm.
Japanese Beech Fern Very attractive compact semi-evergeen fern with finely cut, soft green fronds held upright to 60cm. Moist soil in partial shade, but will tolerate periods of dry once established.
Japanese Tassle Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with pale-green fronds, with yellow bristles, growing up to 60cm. Fronds darken with age. Moist well-drained soil in semi-shade.
Slender Crested Male Fern Hardy deciduous fern forming clumps with large arching fronds of narrow pinnules to 90cm. Prefers cool moist shade or semi-shade.
Golden Scaled Male Fern Hardy and reliable semi-evergreen fern forming medium to large clumps of deep green fronds up to 125cm long. Plant in moist, shady soil.
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.
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.
Soft Shield Fern Compact semi-evergreen fern with slightly arching upright pale green fronds to 90cm. Hardy fern for shade or semi-shade and moist soil.