Tassel Fern – A small, easy-to-grow fern for woodland edges in sun or part shade. Grows as a mound of attractive arching leathery, sharp-toothed, triangular fronds. Hardy and evergreen in mild winter regions. A non-spreading species growing to 40cm.
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.
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.
Broad Buckler Fern Hardy semi-evergreen with toothed and crispy fronds growing in bushy clumps to 60cm tall. Easy in good garden soils in full or partial shade.
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.
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.
Northern Maidenhair – Delicate, 20-40cm fronds with black stems, spread out into a fan-like circle. Hardy and easy to grow in moist, cool free draining environments in reasonable shade. Deciduous.