Ferns

Ferns are beautiful, versatile, fascinating, robust architectural plants. They are remarkably tolerant of a wide range of soil, moisture and light conditions. There are so many frond shapes, colours, textures, hues and heights, and can be planted individually or in groups to achieve a lush, tropical effect.

Name (common name) & Description Conditions Size
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern) Forms extensive colonies of broad, light green, pinnate fronds to 60cm in length, the pinnae deeply lobed. Fertile soil in partial shade. semi HEIGHT: 1m
Osmunda regalis - (Royal Fern) Large fern bearing rusty-brown spore-bearing pinnae at the tips. Plant in a moisture retentive soil. HEIGHT: 1.2m SPREAD: 1.2m
Polystichum polybelpharum - (Japanese Tassel Fern) Attractive dark green arching fronds. Suits most moist soils in shade. shade HEIGHT: 50cm SPREAD: 60cm
Polystichum rigens - (Tassel Fern) Hardy fern with golden spring growth. Plant in fertile soil in semi shade. semi HEIGHT: 50cm
Polystichum setiferum - (Soft Shield Fern) Arching lacy fronds with a soft texture. Plant in a moist, fertile soil in semi-shade. Protect from extreme winter weather. semi HEIGHT: 90cm

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