Whether you have a secluded pond, sunny rock wall or a serene woodland setting, you can find an assortment of ferns to add beauty to any spot in the garden. Most ferns do well in part shade or dappled sunlight, but there are many which will do well with quite a bit of sun, provided they get enough water. Shade loving ferns appreciate an organic, evenly moist, well drained soil. If your soil is heavy on the clay or sandy side, you can add compost or other organic matter to help balance it out. Ferns require minimal maintenance throughout the year. Once in the garden, ferns in general do not require additional fertlizer. They will appreciate leaf litter from surrounding trees and an occassional top dressing of a compost mulch. Unless you want to share a fern with a friend, these easy going plants rarely need to be divided.

Deciduous ferns can be trimmed as the fronds yellow in late autumn and early winter. Evergreen ferns do best if the older fronds are trimmed off in late winter or early spring, just before the new fronds emerge. As with other perennials, the best time to plant is during the spring and autumn when the rain is plentiful. Ferns come in an amazing range of texture, colour, sizes and shapes. Their ease and versatility make them an essential part of a well rounded garden.

  • Polystichum polyblepharum 3L pot

    Japanese Tassel Fern. An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of shiny, dark green fronds. Height 75cm. Spread 90cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum rigens 3L pot

    Japanese Fern. An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of pale to mid-green fronds. In the summer fronds have a distinctive odour. Height 40cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum setiferum Congestum Group 3L pot

    An attractive dwarf fern with divided, green fronds with the lower leaves overlapping. Height 15-20cm. Spread 15-20cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum setiferum Dahlem 3L pot

    An attractive unusually upright fern with narrow, lance shaped fronds. Height 75cm. Spread 30cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Plant in moist well drained soil in partial shade. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum setiferum Herrenhausen 3L pot

    An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of soft, broad dark green fronds. Height 50cm. Spread 90cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum setiferum Plumosum Densum 3L pot

    An attractive fern with deeply divided, green fronds with the lower leaves overlapping. Height 50-70cm. Spread 50-70cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Planting instructions Water thoroughly before planting.

  • Polystichum setiferum Proliferum 3L pot

    An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of soft, dark green fronds. Height 60cm. Spread 60cm. Winter hardy & Evergreen. Protect crowns from winter wet.

  • Polystichum Shiny Holly 3L pot

    An attractive fern with deeply divided, green fronds. Height 50-70cm. Spread 50-70cm. Evergreen. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet. Planting instructions Water thoroughly before planting.

  • Polystichum tsus-simense Roca 3L pot

    Korean Rock Fern. An attractive fern with shuttlecocks of deeply divided. green fronds. Height 40cm. Spread 40cm. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Hardy. Protect crowns from winter wet. Planting instructions Water thoroughly before planting.

  • Polystichum Wollaston 3L pot

    Evergreen with long, arching, soft, lacy triangular fronds. Likes a well drained site in shade. 45cm.

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