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Ferns are wonderful structural plants which are ideal in a woodland garden, a damp border or to grow at the edge of a pond. The varieties offered are fully hardy and thrive in humus-rich, moist but well drained neutral to slightly acid soil, in dappled or partial shade.


Golden Male Fern (Dryopteris affinis). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

A magnificent garden fern with pale green divided fronds contrasting dramatically to the scaly golden brown midribs in spring maturing to dark green. Evergreen in sheltered positions. Tolerant of sun, and more wind resistant than many ferns. Height and spread 3ft (90cm).

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 Pg 2.992.79



Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Evergreen fern with strap-shaped, leathery, bright green, 16 inch (40cm) long glossy fronds which are heart-shaped at the base, often with wavy margins. This fern prefers lime in the soil and will be less luxuriant in acid conditions. Must be in shade or semi-shade. Height 1-2ft (30-60cm), spread 10-20ins (25-50cm).

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Mother Shield Fern (Polystichum proliferum). NewGo to Top of Page

A rapid growing evergreen with beautiful dark green fronds rising from a stout rhizome, covered with shiny brown scales. The proliferous bud that develops on the frond tip grows into a small plant, as the fronds sag these root into the ground. Prefers well drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Height 3ft (90cm).

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 Pg 3.493.25



Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis) (Flowering Fern). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Deciduous fern producing dense clumps of bright green, broadly triangular-ovate, 2 pinnate sterile fronds 3ft (90cm) plus. In summer, it produces distinctive partially fertile fronds up to 6ft (1.8m) long whose tassel-like tips are covered with rusty-brown sporangia. Grow in a moist border or at the edge of a pond or stream.

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Brazilian Tree Fern (Blechnum brasiliense Volcano). Go to Top of Page

A new selection of the Brazilian Tree Fern with bright red new fronds up to 30cm long in spring, turning bronze then green. A new flush will appear in June. Very elegant architectual plant. Hardy to -5C (23F), so winter protection is advisable. As the years progress the plant develops a short trunk up to 30cm high.

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 Pg 4.994.65



Copper Shield Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora). Go to Top of Page

Striking, fast growing, clump forming, semi-evergreen, deciduous fern with young fronds vivid pink, slowly turning to bronze then finally green, with spores often pink. Old fronds should be trimmed in spring before new fronds emerge. Plant in a sheltered, moist position in shade or partial shade. Height 60cm, spread 0.5-1m.

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East India Holly Fern (Arachniodes aristata variegata). Go to Top of Page

Unusual, evergreen, soft-textured fern which forms a low, tufted clump of finely divided green fronds which are covered on both sides with soft, rust-brown hairs. Prefers loose, gritty neutral to acid soil, and can be tucked into crannies in walls in partial or full sun. Protect from wet conditions.Height and spread 20-30cm.

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 Pg 3.993.75



Hairy Lip Fern (Cheilanthes lanosa). Go to Top of Page

Unusual, evergreen, soft-textured fern which forms a low, tufted clump of finely divided green fronds which are covered on both sides with soft, rust-brown hairs. Prefers loose, gritty neutral to acid soil, and can be tucked into crannies in walls in partial or full sun. Protect from wet conditions.Height and spread 20-30cm.

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 Pg 4.494.19



Shuttlecock Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) (Ostrich Fern). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

A beautifully symmetrical deciduous fern with broadly lance-shaped, dissected, pale green sterile fronds up to 4ft (120cm) or more. In late summer, shorter lance-shaped dark brown fertile fronds appear and these persist over winter. Grow in moist shade, a damp border or at the edge of a pond. Height 4-5ft (120-150cm), spread 3ft (90cm).

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 Pg 2.752.55



Soft Shield Fern (Polystichum setiferum). Award of Garden MeritPicture Go to Top of Page

Handsome evergreen fern with mid-green deeply divided fronds which retain their colour throughout winter. Young fronds are a paler golden green turning slowly to mid-green. Mature fronds covered with pale brown and white scales. Height 2-3ft (60-90cm), spread 3-4ft (90-120cm).

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