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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

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

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

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

Polypodium

Polypodium

Polystichum

Polystichum

Pteris

Pteris

Selaginella

Selaginella

Woodsia

Woodsia

Woodwardia

Woodwardia

The Genus named in 1793, after the British botanist Thomas Woodward
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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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Gillenia trifoliata AGM

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

A plant that has become increasingly popular as gardeners recognise its quiet beauty. White star flowers that have a fluttering butterfly quality about them, reddish stems and calyxs, followed by berries and coloured foliage in Autumn. A semi-shaded well drained spot will have this flowering most of the Summer. Use to the front of a shade border to fully appreciate its beauty. A rhizomatous perennial, that is gradually clump forming.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (3 or more items)


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

 4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

17.50

{Description}Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern ) 45cm evergreen.
Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody) 30cm, evergreen.
Asplenium scolopendrium ( Harts Tongue) 45cm, evergreen.
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' (Male Fern) 60cm, deciduous.

Please note Collections may vary depending on stock availability
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4 ferns, one of each of above each in 9cm pots ready to go directly into the garden

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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn. Described in a recent RHS trial as 'an excellent' plant and deserving of its AGM.

Very easy to look after, just comb out any old and abttered leaves in Spring.
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Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.50 (3 or more items)

Heavily mottled leaves are frosty in Winter, when the leaves turn to a burgundy colour, pink flowers in Spring. Good for shade even dry shade.
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