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Ferns are highly versatile, ancient and mysterious plants which require very little care and attention and are untroubled by pests and diseases. They have marvellously intricate foliage with architectural pinnate leaf forms which look particularly beautiful as they erupt from new fronds.

Ferns are shade loving plants, growing best in dappled shade rather than complete darkness, making them perfect for acting as a graceful backdrop to showier plants such as flowering or berry-producing shrubs. They are ideal for adding a fresh, woodland feel to a garden and often work most effectively when planted in groups, perhaps with a clambering variegated evergreen climber such as Hedera dentata Variegata or Hedera Goldheart scrambling in-between. The stately tree fern Dicksonia Antarctica, thought to be one of the oldest plants in the world, should be considered a staple plant for shade in any garden.

Ferns have fibrous roots, rather than woody taproots, so grow best in an open, free-draining soil; if you have a heavier clay soil, just be sure to build in some organic matter when planting. Grow taller-growing varieties in sheltered spots to avoid damage being caused as they rock around in the wind.




Asplenium scolopendrium

CODE: 6075

This Asplenium scolopendrium is an evergreen fern that displays wonderful bright green, long tongue shaped leaves. The leaves appear leathery and the... More 


Athyrium minimum

CODE: 1938

Athyrium minimum is a rare dwarf species of lady fern from the Far East. A lovely neat and intricate fern with foliage that grows to about 15cm tall,... More 


Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

CODE: 1933

Athyrium minimum is a rare dwarf species of lady fern from the Far East. A lovely neat and intricate fern with foliage that grows to about 15cm tall,... More 


Blechnum spicant

CODE: 1926

A distinctive and elegant evergreen fern with good neat clumps of comb-like fronds. The native hard fern is called the hard fern because, unlike most... More 


Cyrtomium fortunei

CODE: 1939

Cyrtomium fortunei is commonly referred to as Fortunes cyrtomium getting its name from plant hunter Robert Fortune. A hardy semi-evergreen fern with and... More 


Dicksonia antarctica

CODE: 1932

Stunning evergreen tree fern, but can be classed as deciduous in colder areas. Very slow growing with a stout trunk; and rosette of arching dark green... More 


Dryopteris affinis 'Congesta Cristata'

CODE: 7700

Dryopteris affinis 'Congesta Cristata' is a dwarf semi-evergreen fern, perfect for adding some year round interest and colour to a border.... More 


Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'

CODE: 1927

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' is a handsome semi-evergreen fern with crested, large arched fronds twisted at the tips. Shuttlecock in... More 


Dryopteris erythrosora

CODE: 1928

A handsome deciduous fern with triangular fronds which are copper-red when young, slowly maturing to a dark green. A very popular fern that is ideal when... More 


Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolifica

CODE: 10303

Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolifica is a striking compact evergreen fern with triangular fronds that start out an beautiful copper-red, slowly turning... More 


Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'

CODE: 1929

A native British fern, semi-evergreen with a compact habit. Tall, bright green fronds with crested leaves which are ruffled or curly along their margins,... More 


Dryopteris stewartii

CODE: 1935

Dryopteris stewartii is a hardy semi-evergreen fern with an upright growing habit. Ideal for planting in full or partially shaded parts of the garden. It... More 


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