Ferns

We stock a small range of ferns. Perfect as understory companion planting for Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Ferns can add interesting foliage and texture to any planting scheme, they can be very versatile putting up with some of the more awkward gaps in the garden such as cooler, shadier, sheltered spots of East and North facing borders. Ferns do like to be kept moist but like Rhododendrons do not like to have their roots sat in water for long periods. If planted in a sunnier spot, we do recommend keeping them well watered in the summer months and a good mulch to help retain moisture. Most ferns are semi evergreen, but we do also stock one or two evergreen varieties.

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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' AGMAthyrium niponicum 'Pictum' AGM
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Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum' AGM
(H5) Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum'. Other common name Painted Lady Fern. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, is an striking, deciduous fern with a shortly-creeping rhizome and lance-shaped, bipinnate fronds to 30cm, grey, with paler midribs to the pinnae, and a red-purple zone along the centre.. It's perfect for growing in a woodland border or beneath the shade of a tree, and works well when grown alongside...
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Dryopteris affinis AGMDryopteris affinis AGM
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Dryopteris affinis AGM
(H5) Dryopteris affinis AGM. Other common names: Scaly Male Fern, Golden Shield Fern. A robust and magnificent semi-evergreen fern forming a rosette of erect, bipinnatifid fronds to 1.2m in length, bright yellow-green when young, later rich green, with dense, persistent golden scales on the stems. In mild winters it will stay green, but in cold, exposed positions it's more likely to be deciduous. Despite...
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Dryopteris affnis 'Cristata The King'Dryopteris affnis 'Cristata The King'
Dryopteris affnis 'Cristata The King'
(H5) Dryopteris affnis 'Cristata The King'. Other Common names: King Of Male Ferns, King Of The Ferns, King Of British Ferns 'Cristata The King' is one of the largest and most accommodating crested ferns it is possible to grow. A robust, nearly evergreen fern to 1.2m tall. The young fronds unfurl a golden green with rosettes of erect to arching bipinnate fronds, handsomely crested at the tips of...
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Dryopteris atrata cycadina AGMDryopteris atrata cycadina AGM
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Dryopteris atrata cycadina AGM
(H4) Dryopteris atrata cycadina AGM. Other Common Name The Shaggy Shield Fern A semi-evergreen, rosette-forming fern of neat appearance, the spreading fronds, borne on scaly stalks, simply pinnate with pinnae evenly toothed or lobed. The 'Shaggy Shield Fern' originates from Nepal and India, and will add an oriental feel to any garden. The fronds have long midribs that resemble elephants trunks...
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Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' AGMDryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' AGM
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Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance' AGM
(H5) Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ AGM. Other common name: Japanese Shield Fern 'Brilliance' An evergreen clump forming fern with bronze-coloured new fronds in spring, maturing to dark green and particularly bright orange-red ripe spores on the undersides of the leaves in autumn Triangular-shaped fronds, which are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green. Easy to...
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Dryopteris erythrosora AGMDryopteris erythrosora AGM
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Dryopteris erythrosora AGM
(H4) Dryopteris erythrosora AGM. Other common name: Japanese Shield Fern A semi-evergreen fern, forming a compact clump of broadly ovate, bipinnatifid fronds, often coppery-pink when young slowly mature to dark green. Spore-heaps are also often pink. Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites and will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly...
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Dryoptheris erythrosora ‘Prolifica’Dryoptheris erythrosora ‘Prolifica’
Dryoptheris erythrosora ‘Prolifica’
(H4) Dryoptheris erythrosora ‘Prolifica’. Other common name: Prolific Copper Shield Fern An evergreen bushy fern forming a neat tuft of light green, rathery leathery, bipinnate fronds,, often pink-tinged when young, slowly turning green. Easy to grow in most cool, moist, lightly shaded sites and will grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Tolerant of dry shade but water regularly...
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Dryoptheris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactylon' AGMDryoptheris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactylon' AGM
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Dryoptheris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactylon' AGM
(H7) Dryoptheris filix-mas ‘Linearis Polydactylon’ AGM. Other common name: male fern 'Linearis Polydactyla' A deciduous, bushy fern, forming large, shuttlecock-like clumps of erect to arching fronds. A male fern with mid-green fronds that have an airy, skeletal-like appearance as the pinnae are very narrow and widely-spaced; the tips of the pinnae and fronds are multi-forked. Although...
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Matteucia struthiopteris AGMMatteucia struthiopteris AGM
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Matteucia struthiopteris AGM
(H5) Matteucia struthiopteris AGM: Other common names: Shuttlecock Fern, Ostrich Fern A deciduous, suckering fern forming colonies of erect rosettes to 1.5m in height, with lance-shaped, bright green, bipinnatifid sterile fronds surround shorter, brownish fertile fronds. A particularly attractive fern, it is an excellent foliage plant for moist, dappled shade and works particularly well when planted...
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