Why we chose it: Our favourites
- Delightful evergreen foliage
- Great range of leaf shapes
- Brilliant choices for shade
- Perfect foil and backdrop for other plants
- You’ll get three giant plug (7cm) plants, one each of three different ferns
Victorian gardeners adored ferns and we’re currently involved in a revived love interest with them! Their delightful, interesting and wonderfully shaped fronds, the proper name for their leaves, make them stand out from other plants. They’re tough, hardy and evergreen ferns provide interest all year round. We’ve got three brilliant ferns for your garden, two of them are award winners and, we believe, the third variety, being relatively new, will be assessed for an award soon.
Asplenium scolopendrium (AGM), the hart’s tongue fern, has rosettes of arching, strap-shaped, rich green fronds with wavy edges.
Polystichum polyblepharum (AGM), the Japanese lace fern, produces shuttlecock-like, spreading, glossy, dark green fronds. In spring, they emerge more upright, yellowish-green and covered with golden hair-like scales.
Polystichum setiferum Dahlem is a variety of soft shield fern and produces elegant and upright, soft looking, fresh green, finely-divided fronds.
All three thrive in full or partial shade in moist soil, but can tolerate sunnier, drier positions if the soil contains lots of organic matter and they are watered in dry periods.
Hart’s tongue fern Height 70cm (28in), Spread 70cm (28in); Japanese lace fern Height 80cm (32in), Spread 90cm (36in); soft shield fern Height 80cm (32in), Spread 80cm (32in)
All our plants come with full cultural and growing instructions.
Plants available for immediate despatch on a 24hr delivery service. Price of plants & bulbs includes FREE shipping.