Plants for shade >  Hardy Ferns
Special Fern Collections

Special Fern Collections

We have developed these collections after being asked for ferns for particular situations. Collections may vary depending on stock availability.

Each collection, with 4 ferns costs £14.00, and the larger collection of 12 ferns for dry shade is £41.00

Adiantum

Adiantum

Arachniodes

Arachniodes

Just a small selection of these elegant glossy ferns.
Asplenium

Asplenium

Athyrium

Athyrium

Blechnum

Blechnum

Ceterach

Ceterach

Cheilanthes

Cheilanthes

Coniogramme

Coniogramme

Cyrtomium

Cyrtomium

Cystopteris

Cystopteris

Davallia

Davallia

Doodia

Doodia

A small genus of ferns with a couple of garden worthy options. The genis was named after Samuel Doody, botanist and the first curator of the Chelsea Physic Gardens.
Dryopteris

Dryopteris

Gymnocarpium

Gymnocarpium


Mattueccia

Mattueccia

Onoclea

Onoclea

Osmunda

Osmunda

Paesia

Paesia

Pellea

Pellea

Phegopteris

Phegopteris

Polypodium

Polypodium

Polystichum

Polystichum

Pteris

Pteris

Selaginella

Selaginella

Woodsia

Woodsia

Woodwardia

Woodwardia

The Genus named in 1793, after the British botanist Thomas Woodward
Special Fern Collections

Special Fern Collections

We have developed these collections after being asked for ferns for particular situations. Collections may vary depending on stock availability.

Each collection, with 4 ferns costs £14.00, and the larger collection of 12 ferns for dry shade is £41.00

Adiantum

Adiantum

Arachniodes

Arachniodes

Just a small selection of these elegant glossy ferns.
Asplenium

Asplenium

Athyrium

Athyrium

Blechnum

Blechnum

Ceterach

Ceterach

Cheilanthes

Cheilanthes

Coniogramme

Coniogramme

Cyrtomium

Cyrtomium

Cystopteris

Cystopteris

Davallia

Davallia

Doodia

Doodia

A small genus of ferns with a couple of garden worthy options. The genis was named after Samuel Doody, botanist and the first curator of the Chelsea Physic Gardens.
Dryopteris

Dryopteris

Gymnocarpium

Gymnocarpium


Mattueccia

Mattueccia

Onoclea

Onoclea

Osmunda

Osmunda

Paesia

Paesia

Pellea

Pellea

Phegopteris

Phegopteris

Polypodium

Polypodium

Polystichum

Polystichum

Pteris

Pteris

Selaginella

Selaginella

Woodsia

Woodsia

Woodwardia

Woodwardia

The Genus named in 1793, after the British botanist Thomas Woodward
Plants for shade >  Hardy Ferns

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Adiantum venustum AGM

Adiantum venustum AGM

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.80 (3 or more items)

The hardy creeping maidenhair fern from the Himalayas. Will spread to form dense ground cover. Evergreen. Not for very dry soils.
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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

5.40 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan, although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Asplenium trichomanes AGM

Asplenium trichomanes AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

The native maidenhair spleenwort, common around here in walls, but good at the front of a shady border, trough or rock garden. Evergreen. A little beauty.
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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
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Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

A fine divisilobum form of the soft shield fern. A beautiful, elegant form of this easy very tolerant fern even of dry soils. Makes a very good subject for a container.
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