Easy dwarf evergreen growing to 25cm, semi-evergreen in milder areas. Grows in moist soils in shade to partial sun.
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.
Sea Pen Evergreen mat-forming, with dark green fronds to 15cm. Good for moist neutral to acidic soil, in in partial or full shade, but will grow in full sun in damp soil.
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.
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.
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.
Hart’s Tongue Fern Compact, evergreen fern with narrow leathery green fronds growing to 45cm. Clumps in rosette of arching fronds with ruffled edges. Native origin. Humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil, in semi-shade. Tolerant of dry shade once established, so water regularly during the first season and mulch well.
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.