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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.