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.
Large deciduous (edible) fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching attractively bronzed 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. Known as Osmunda regalis var. [...]
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.