Ferns

Adiantum aleuticum imbricatumAdiantum aleuticum Imbricatum

Originating from western USA, this lovely dwarf fern may appear delicate but is in fact really tough. the light green fronds act as a good counter-part to many other shade lovers. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Adiantum pedatum

Originating from eastern USA, this lovely fern is more commonly known as the ‘five fingered fern’ and is a lot tougher than it looks! The light green fronds act as a good counter-part to many other shade lovers. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 50cm

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Arachnoides aristata VariegataArachnoides simplicor Variegata

A beautiful evergreen fern more commonly called the ‘Variegated Eastern Holly Fern’. Simplicor has glossy, dark green, lance shaped fronds with a distinctive gold stripe along each mid rib. Prefers a fertile, damp soil in part shade. Evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 60cm

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Asplenium scolopendriumAsplenium scolopendrium – AGM

A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of arching, rich green fronds with wavy edges. The spores form stripes across the back of the fronds. Prefers a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Hardy. HGT 50cm

£7.50

 


Asplenium scolopendrium Angustatum

A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of arching, rich green fronds with wavy edges. The spores form stripes across the back of the fronds. Prefers a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Hardy. HGT 50cm

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Asplenium scolopendrium Cristatum

A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of arching, rich green fronds with wavy edges & a distinct ‘crest’ at the end of each frond. The spores form stripes across the back of the fronds. Prefers a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Hardy. HGT 50cm

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Athyrium felix-femina ‘Lady in Red’ AGM

A beautiful form of the ‘Lady Fern’, with pretty arching, upright, light green fronds with red stems that only get redder with age. Deciduous & fully hardy. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. HGT 90cm

£10.00

 

 


Athyrium felix-femina ‘Victoriae’

More commonly known as the ‘Lady Fern’, this pretty fern has arching, upright, light green fronds that die down in winter. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. HGT 60cm

£10.00

 

 


Athyrium x Ghost

Athyrium ‘Ghost’ AGM

A beautiful & striking fern with finely cut, mid green foliage with a  distinct silver flush – hence the name ‘Ghost’. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 60cm

£8.50

 

 


Athyrium niponicum ‘Silver Falls’

A lovely form of the ‘Japanese Painted Fern’, Silver Falls has very finely cut, ‘silver’ foliage with burgundy red veins. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 60cm

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Athyrium niponicum var pictum 'Burgundy Lace'Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Burgundy Lace’

A new American form of the ‘Japanese Painted Fern’, Burgundy Lace has very finely cut, silver foliage with a distinct burgundy flush. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 30cm

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Metallicum’

A lovely form of the ‘Japanese Painted Fern’, Metallicum has very finely cut, ‘silver’ foliage with burgundy red veins. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in full/part shade. Deciduous & fully hardy. HGT 45cm

£8.50

 

 


Athyrium otophorum var. ‘Oakanum’ AGM

A lovely form of ‘Lady Fern’ originating from Japan. Okanum has deciduous, yellow-green fronds with striking red/purple stems and mid ribs. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in full/part shade. Hardy to -10. HGT 80cm

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Coniogramme japonica flavomaculata

More commonly known as the ‘Bamboo Fern’, this rarely offered, ever green fern produces evergreen fronds with distinct yellow bands giving it an almost tropical appearance. Prefers a humus rich, damp soil in full/part shade. Hardy to -5. HGT 30cm

£8.00

 

 


Cyathea cooperi ‘Brentwood’

A vigorous & beautiful tree fern with a much slimmer trunk than it’s more famous cousin. Large, mid green, ‘rough’ fronds up to 2m long emerge in spring with the old fronds eventually forming the trunk. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in part shade. Will need winter protection. HGT 4m

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Cyrtomium fortunei var ClivicolaCyrtomium fortunei var. Clivicola

‘Fortune’s Holly Fern’. A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of arching, pale green, pinnate fronds. Prefers a humus rich, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once established. HGT 60cm

£8.00

 

 


Dicksonia antarctica

The most well known & easiest to grow of all the tree ferns, Dicksonia produces large, mid green, ‘rough’ fronds up to 2m long which emerge in spring with the old fronds eventually forming the trunk. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in a sheltered spot in part shade. Will need winter protection when young. HGT 4m

£30.00

 


Doodia aspera ‘Rough Ruby’

This exotic looking fern, native to New Zealand, has pink/red new foliage emerging in spring which then fades to green but keeps its red stems creating a stunning contrast. Semi evergreen to evergreen and fully hardy. It requires moist, neutral to acid soil in part shade. HGT 40cm

£8.50

 


Dryopteris atrata

A very distinctive fern more commonly known as the ‘Black Wood Fern’ due to the black scales that cover the stems. Atrata is an upright, semi-evergreen fern that prefers a fertile, moist soil in full or part shade. Fully hardy. HGT: 75cm

£7.50

 

 


Dryopteris dilatata ‘Jimmy Dyce’

Originally found on the Isle of Arran in 1969, this lovely ‘shuttlecock’ type fern keeps its foliage most of the year. The ruffled fronds unfurl a pale green before aging to a dark green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 30cm

£8.50

 


Dryopteris erythrosaura ProlificaDryopteris erythrosaura ‘Brilliance’ AGM

A lovely semi-evergreen fern that keeps its foliage most of the year. The fronds unfurl coppery-pink before aging to a fresh green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade, will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 60cm

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Dryopteris erythrosaura Prolifica

A lovely semi-evergreen fern that keeps its foliage most of the year. The fronds unfurl coppery-pink before aging to a fresh green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade, will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 1m

£7.50

 

 


Dryopteris filix mas 'Crispa Cristata'Dryopteris filix mas ‘Crispa Cristata’ AGM

A lovely semi-evergreen fern that keeps its foliage most of the year. The fronds unfurl light green before ageing to a mid green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade, will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 1m

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Dryopteris filix-mas Furcans

A lovely semi-evergreen fern that keeps its foliage most of the year. The fronds unfurl light green before aging to a mid green and have a forked tip. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 70cm

£7.50

 

 


Dryopteris filix mas ‘Linearis Polydactyla’

A lovely semi-evergreen fern that keeps its foliage most of the year. The fine fronds unfurl light green before ageing to a mid green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade, will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 1.2m

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Dryopteris lepidopoda

Originating from the Himalayas, this lovely semi-evergreen fern will keep its foliage most of the year. The fronds unfurl coppery-pink before aging to a fresh green. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 60cm

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Dryopteris wallichiana ‘Jurassic Gold’

A must-have fern discovered on the Jurassic coast, Dorset. The fronds in Spring, unfurl an eye-catching golden yellow before aging to mid green. Prefers a humus rich soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry soil when established. Semi-evergreen & fully hardy. HGT 75cm

£12.50

 


Matteuccia struthiopterisMatteuccia struthiopteris AGM

More commonly known as the ‘Ostrich Fern’, this beautiful fern forms upright rosettes of tall, bright green fronds. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. HGT 1.5m

£7.50

 

 


Polypodium scouleri

Otherwise known as the ‘Leather Leaf Fern’, this rarely offered, evergreen fern produces clumps of rigid, glossy, dark green fronds. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Needs a good winter mulch. HGT: 30cm

£10.00

 

 


Polystichum munitumPolystichum munitum AGM

Otherwise known as the ‘Western Sword Fern’, this lovely, evergreen fern produces soft, dark green fronds arranged in ‘shuttlecocks’. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once
established. Fully hardy. HGT 1m

£9.50

 


Polystichum polyblepharum

A lovely little evergreen fern more commonly known as the ‘Japanese Tassel Fern’. Polyblepharum produces large glossy, dark green fronds that will easily withstand a British winter. Prefers a fertile, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 50cm

£7.50

 


Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’

Otherwise known as the ‘Soft Shield Fern’, this lovely, evergreen fern produces soft, dark green fronds arranged in ‘shuttlecocks’. Prefers a reasonable, damp soil in full/part shade. Will tolerate dry shade once established. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

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Polystichum setiferum pulcherrimum Bevis AGMPolystichum setiferum ‘Pulcherrimum Bevis’ AGM

A beautifully elegant form of the ‘Soft Shield Fern’. Bevis produces large, upright, evergreen fronds that are tougher than they look. A really choice fern, Bevis prefers a fertile, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 80cm

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Polystichum tsus-simense AGM

Originating from Korea, this lovely little evergreen fern is more commonly known as the ‘Korean Rock Fern’. Tsus-simense produces a mass of small, glossy green fronds that will happily form ground-cover. Prefers a fertile, moist but well drained soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 45cm

£8.00

 


Polystichum x Dycei

This beautiful hybrid of P. proliferum and P. braunii, bridges the gap between holly and shield ferns. Created by, and named for, the late Jimmy Dyce, this large and vigorous, evergreen fern will produce bulbils on the frond tips for propogation. Reasonably moist soil in full/part shade. Fully hardy. HGT 1m.

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Polystichum yunnanense

A beautiful and rarely offered form of holly fern with unusual bipinnate fronds not normally seen in this species. Yunnanense is evergreen and fully hardy and will take damp or dry soil in full/part shade. HGT 80cm

£8.50

 

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Selaginella kraussiana 'Gold Tips'Selaginella kraussiana ‘Gold Tips’

A lovely & vigorous form of ‘spikemoss’, forming mounds of lush green fronds with gold tips throughout the year. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full shade. Needs a protected spot or looks fantastic as a house plant. HGT 30cm

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Woodwardia fimbriataWoodwardia fimbriata

More commonly known as the ‘Giant Chain Fern’, this beautiful, evergreen fern forms upright rosettes of tall, bright green fronds. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full/part shade. HGT 2m

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Woodwardia orientalis

Woodwardia orientalis

Another impressively large form of the ‘Giant Chain Fern’ originating from China. Orientalis produces reddish new fronds that age to dark green. Also happily produces bulbils on the fronds. Prefers a fertile, moist, neutral soil in full/part shade. HGT 1.5m

Available 2021