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Common Name: Eastern Maidenhair, Five Fingered, American maidenhair, Semi-shade, dry to moist free draining soil, a dainty fern with slender purplish-black steam bearing many delicate fan-blades.
ADIANTUM – PEDATUM ‘ Miss Sharples
A small to medium size, delicate Maidenhair fern. Original plant raised by Reginald Kaye, given to him by one of his clients ‘Miss Sharples’
A small delicate fern with tripinnate narrow triangular fronds. In time it will spread to give excellent groundcover
Fronds pedately divided, pink when young but maturing to very dark green, grows to height of 12”, plant in a sheltered position
An evergreen fern with dark glossy fronds, Grown in partilly shaded position in a soil that does not get too wet in the winter for best results. Height 30 cms, hardy to minus 10 deg
ATHYRIUM filix-femina Frizelliae
Athyrium filix-femina, commonly called lady fern, is a deciduous fern that features lacy-cut, 2 to 3-pinnate, light green fronds which grow in a dense circular shuttlecock-like clump to 2-3′ tall
ATHYRIUM Filix-Femina Victoria - Cruciform Lady Fern
Original plant found in 1861 by a student named Cosh. The pinnae (leaves) are cross-shaped on the rachis and pinnules on the pinna axis. A real gem in any fern collection. Grows to H24 – 36”, and likes shade, moist to dry soil.
ATHYRIUM Otophorum Okanum - Eared Lady Fern
This fern has purple stems and midribs, but is different in having yellowy-green fronds that are fleshier and stiffer. It requires a moist acid to neutrals oil in dappled shade. Grows to 18-24”. Originated from Japan and China
BLECHNUM Spicant – Hard Ferns
A beautiful fern for all year round appeal, with spreading sterile, dark green comb-shaped fronds. Grows to 12-18” and likes shade, moist neutral to acid soil.
A bold and magnificent architectural fern with dark green leathery fronds. Good specimens can be seen in Abbotsbury Tropical gardens. This fern can be found in wet or dry positions in semi shade, grows up to 36-60 in and forms colonies.
CHEILANTHUS Lanosa – hairy lip fern
An exception among shade-loving ferns, this species prefers a loose, gritty rock garden type situation, in partial or full sun. Forms a low, tufted clump of finely divided fronds, covered on both sides with soft rust-brown hairs. Native to the Southwestern US, this will handle hot, dry summers, with its roots cool down among the rocks. Deciduous.
Cyrtomium can be tufted evergreen or deciduous ferns with simply pinnate leaves composed of sickle-shaped pinnae; spore-heaps are scattered over the lower surface of the frond. Is an evergreen fern with erect ‘shuttlecocks’ of pinnate fronds to 1.2m tall, with about 20 pairs of narrowly sickle-shaped, dull green leaflets
CYRTOMIUM FORTUNEI CLIVICOLA
Spreading Holly Fern which grows to 35-40 cm. A low growing form with a spreading habit with lime green sword shaped pinnae. It grows in free draining soil in shady spots – good speciman for pots – semi evergreen.
DRYOPTERIS Affinis Cristata Angustata
Deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds. Semi-evergreen fern with rosettes of arching, very narrow fronds, crested at the tips.
DRYOPTERIS affinis Cristata The King
Dryopteris can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds. It is a robust, nearly evergreen fern to 1.2m tall, with rosettes of erect to arching bipinnate fronds, handsomely crested at the tips.
DRYOPTERIS affinis Pinderi
Golden Male Fern’ Semi-evergreen hardy fern, producing a ‘shuttlecock’ of dark green lance shaped fronds, Height 60cm best grown in moist humus rich soil in partial shade.
DRYOPTERIS Atrata – Shaggy Shield Fern
The clump-forming Shaggy shield fern has large, dark green fronds that unfurl to resemble elephants’ trunks. Like most ferns, it grows best in rock gardens, woodland or wild gardens where it can hide in shady spots and sinks its roots into damp, moist soil. However, it also does surprisingly well when grown in pots, so it can also be used on shaded patios or under pergolas. The plant does like a lot of water and humidity in the air around it, so it will need regular attention if it is grow in containers. In milder areas this fern may stay evergreen all year round, but in cooler area it will die back in the winter and should be protected with a layer of mulch over the plant’s crown.
DRYOPTERIS Erythrosora – Copper Shield Fern
Dryopteris can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds. Semi-evergreen fern to 75cm, forming a compact clump of broadly ovate, bipinnatifid fronds, often coppery-pink when young. Spore-heaps also often pink.
DRYOPTERIS Filix-mas Cristata
Dryopteris can be deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen ferns, with stout, erect or decumbent rhizomes and shuttlecock-like rosettes of lance-shaped to ovate, pinnately divided fronds. It is a deciduous fern making a rosette of erect or arching, almost bipinnate fronds to 60cm long, neatly crested at the apex and the tips of the pinnae.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers moist, rich, humusy, acidic soils in bright shade with protection from wind. Slowly spreads over time by short creeping rhizomes.
DRYOPTERIS erythrosora prolifica
An evergreen hardy fern with red/bronze young fronds. Will grow in sun orshade in any tuype of soil but is seen as its best in semi-shade in moist soil. Height 15-30 cms.
Japanese Rosy Buckler Fern which grows up to 60 cm, it is also known as the autumn ferns. This ferns has stunning young fronds of deep rosy red through to pink which gradually fade to a bronze colour and eventually green – evergreen
Wallich’s Wood Fern – new fronds are golden green with black hairy midrib and stem, a beautiful fern in spring as young fronds unfurl. It likes moist in partial or full shade.
Dryopteris sieboldii is an unusual and striking hardy fern from Japan, the fronds are pale green, leathery and lance shaped, unlike any other Dryopteris.
Oriental Ostrich Fern which grows up to 36 inches – This Oriental Fern has short evergreen fertile fronds at the centre with larger deciduous fronds at the edges, giving it a falling over backwards appearance.
Shuttlecock Ferns which grows up to 60 inches – lance shaped fronds are produced in Spring producing beautiful erect shuttlecocks – ideal for next to a pond.
Lace Fern. A delicate looking fern that is deceptively hardy. Soft graceful arching fronds form a slowly spreading clump if grown in semi-shade. Height 30-40 cms. Hardy to minus 15 deg.
POLYSTICHUM SETIFERUM – “Herrenhausen”
A fern recently introduced from Germany which grows to 75 inches with fronds spreading triangular to lance shaped of a fairly compact habit. Hardy and evergreen
POLYSTICHUM setiferum ‘Proliferum Wollastonii’ -Divisilobum Group
A beautiful fern with long and lacy fronds. The original fern had been found 1852 by G. Wollaston in Devon. Ideal for under trees and woodlands
POLYSTISHUM SETIFERUM – ‘DAHLEM ‘
A beautiful fern with nearly erect evergreen lance shape fronds. A great asset in any fern border
This neat growing oriental fern has dark green leathery fronds with holly-like tips that are covered in silvery-white scales. It will form a small clump and needs a sheltered position
POLYSTICHUM SETIFERUM ‘PLUMOSUM-DENSUM’
A fine dwarf variety with finely divided, heavily congested overlapping pinnae. Will eventually form a small trunk
Soft shield fern – native of woods and hedgerows with light green fronds which grows up to 36 inches.
POLYSTICHUM SETIFERUM – ‘CONGESTUM’
A small growing fern with upright, congested overlapping pinnae(leaves).
Congested soft shield ferns, grows to 8-12 inches – fronds are lance shaped, bipinnate and covered with golden bristles in spring. It forms a shuttlecock of shiny, dark green fronds.
PTERIS cretica Albo Lineata
An evergreen fern with light green fronds that have a creamy white band down the centre. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond length 40-60 cms. Hardy to minus 5 deg
PTERIS cretica Mayei
An evergreen fern with light green fronds that have a creamy white band down the centre and crested ends to the fronds. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond length 40-60 cms. Hardy to 5 deg
PTERIS cretica Parkeri
Ribbon Fern Cultiva. An evergreen fern with broad deep green fronds. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond length 30-40 cms. Hardy to minus 5 deg
A very hardy evergreen fern. Its compact habit makes it ideal for a container. The foliage gives off a musky scent. Easily grown in shade given an acidic soil. Height 45-60 cms.
PTERIS cretica Parkeri
Ribbon Fern Cultiva. An evergreen fern with broad deep green fronds. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond length 30-40 cms. Hardy to minus 5 deg.
PTERIS crtica Rowerii
Ribbon Fern Cultiva. An evergreen fern with deep green frilly fronds. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond lenghth 30-40 cms. Hardy to minus 5 deg.
PTERIS cretica Wimsetti
Ribbon Fern Cultiva. An evergreen fern with deep green pointed fronds. Easily grown in shade, given a neutral to alkaline soil. Frond length 30-40 cms – hardy to minus 5 deg.
Leatherleaf fern which is native to the tropics and around the southern hemisphere. The fronds arise alternatively from a stout stolon that creeps along just at or under soil. It climbs trees and particularly tree ferns. Good for hanging baskets.
A fern from south-West Europe and Africa. It grows in shady, sheltered and damp spots and grows to a height of 18-24 in. Dark blue-green fronds with long pointed pinnae, and creeping root stock. – winter green.
Japanese Beech Fern – a beautiful fern with lush, pale green foliage. This plant makes an excellent choice as ground cover. The rhizomes grow slowly horizonitally to gradully forming a clump in moist or dry soil. Originates from Kashmir, Taiwan and Japan and grows to 1-2 ft – decidious