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.
Crested Male Fern Hardy and compact growing, with lime green fronds emerging in early spring. Fronds very curly and resemble parsley. Grows in clumps, preferring damp shade in neutral to acid soil.
Japanese Painted Fern Hardy herbaceous fern with often reddish green fronds with a strong silvery sheen. Grow in free-draining moist soil in semi to full shade. Makes good ground cover.
Red Shield Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with copper coloured new fronds emerging in spring and through the growing season. Fronds grow in tight clumps and turn a shiny dark green and grow to 75cm. Shade or semi-shade in good quality garden soil.
Soft Shield Fern Compact evergreen fern growing to 60cm. Triangular fronds with overlapping pinnae. Moist, but well drained soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun once established.
Soft-Shield Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with tall, upright, narrow fronds up to 90cm. Forms rosettes of soft dissected fronds. Moist soil in partial shade, or partially sunny site.
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.
Oriental Ostrich Fern Deciduous fern with large open fronds up to 100cm and distinctive fruiting fronds in late spring. Grow in a sheltered position in cool moist soil. Spreads slowly.