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.
shade to full sun
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H to 200cm, Clump slowly to 100cm in 3 years
moist to wet
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.
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.
Deer Fern (Hard Fern) Native fern, which establishes well in shady areas in damp, neutral to acidic soil. Will grow in moist sunny sites. Evergreen fern forming neat clumps of long arched comb-like fronds. The tough fronds give the name Hard Fern.