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

Dicksonia

Dicksonia

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

Dicksonia

Dicksonia

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
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{Description}Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern ) 45cm evergreen.
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Asplenium scolopendrium ( Harts Tongue) 45cm, evergreen.
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Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

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