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Ferns
 

Ferns have to be, without a doubt, one of the most versatile, albeit, underestimated and underused groups of plants in the gardening world. Ferns combine beautifully with other plants to provide a simple, yet lush green backdrop for many of our favourites,  but can also easily stand alone as the main attraction in any garden.  There are so many different frond shapes, sizes, textures and shades of green (as well as other colours, for example the silvers and burgundies of Japanese Painted Ferns or the startling pink new growth of Autumn fern)  available from our incredible selection of hardy ferns. We grow ferns for shade, sun, rockeries, containers and even magnificent Tree Ferns. There are ferns that creep, trail, stand erectly upright,  remain evergreen, or perform their magic in the winter when most plants are asleep.  We adore ferns and hope you’ll consider adding some of these beauties to your garden. Don’t fall under the misconception that all ferns look like the ones you see commonly in the forest;  the diversity of this genus will astound you! We strive to grow the largest selection of hardy garden ferns available and hope to be your ‘one stop’ source for these incredible plants.

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Adiantum aleuticum      Western Maidenhair10cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Native.  Ht.40cm. Z3.  Recently, this western form of Maidenhair fern has been separated from the eastern form, A. pedatum, as a separate species.  This form has slightly more erect fronds and the pinnae overlap a touch, but both plants are very similar.  To make matters worse,  A.pedatum is still found out west in disjunct populations.

Adiantum aleuticum imbricatum ............... 10cm pt $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.15-30cm. Z2.  This is a rarely offered and very lovely dwarf form of the typical Maidenhair Fern.  It quickly forms a nice, full clump. 

Adiantum capillus-veneris  Venus Maidenhair Fern 10cm$6.00ea
Native.  Ht. 25-55cm.  Z7.  Deciduous.  This Maidenhair fern has delicate lacy fronds that form droopy canopies of thin, almost translucent leaflets.  It is easy to grow in shade to semi-shade and is excellent around waterfalls, ponds etc.

Adiantum hispidulum .... Rosy maiden hair fern...............10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 20-30cm. Z8. Bronzy pink new growth ages to dark green. Good as a house plant or in a protected spot in the garden. Good in containers.

Adiantum pedatum  Maidenhair Fern ........... 1 gal  $10.00ea
Native.  Ht.40cm.  Z3.  Deciduous.  Delicate fan shaped fronds with green lacy leaves set atop black shiny stems.  Plant in moist humus-rich soil in shade to part shade.  Most Northwest plants are now considered A.aleuticum but not all. At any rate, both are very similar.

Adiantum pedatum 'Miss Sharples'.......... 10cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.30-45cm. Z3. Golden Maidenhair Fern. The original plant was given to the well known British Nurseryman Reginald Kaye  many years ago by Miss Sharples.  A great maidenhair with broader pinna segments and a lighter yellow-green coloration. 

Adiantum venustum Himalayan Maidenhair Fern 10cm pot $6.00ea
Ht.40cm.  Z5.  A fantastic maidenhair that is evergreen in most areas.  New growth is pinkish.  Makes an excellent groundcover in a shady spot.  This is  one of the most sought after ferns.

Adiantum x mairisii  Mairisii’s Maidenhair Fern 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 20-40cm.  Z6.  This is a sterile hybrid between Adiantum capillis veneris and possibly Adiantum aethiopicum. It is very similar to capillis veneris but is hardier.

Arachniodes aristata var. variegata Variegated East Indian Holly Fern           10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.30-60cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  This extremely showy fern has dark, waxy green, broadly triangular fronds with a light yellow green band that runs along the pinna axis. 

Arachniodes miqueliana Miquel’s  Fern... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.45cm.  Z5.  Long creeping rhizome slowly makes a nice cluster in the garden over time.  Another great fern from Asia.

Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort. 10cm pot$8.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.40cm. Z5.  A lovely little fern for the collector.  Only a few small plants available.

Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort10cm $5.00ea Native.  Ht. 30cm.  Z2.  Evergreen.  Vigorous, small fern with deep green, maidenhair fern-type foliage.  Best in dryish rockery or walls in shade to part shade. Our most popular small Fern. 

Asplenium trichomanes Cristatum Crested Maidenhair Spleenwort 10cm 6.00ea  Ht. 30cm.  Z2.  Evergreen.  We have the crested form of the species!  The end of most fronds branches into a crest.  Plants will be small for spring.  This one is rarely offered.

Athyrium angustum f.rubellum Lady In Red.  1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 75-90cm. Z3.  Fantastic burgundy-red coloured stems create a sharp contrast with the green fronds. Plants must undergo a winter dormancy for bright colour to appear.

Athyrium asplenioides. Southern Lady Fern..... 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.45-90cm. Z4.  Broad triangular upright fronds form nice clumps over time.  Shade to part sun.

Athyrium Branford Rambler Running Lady Fern..... $15.00ea
Ht.45-60cm.  Z4. A hybrid between Athyrium filix femina and Athyrium nipponicum.  A great deciduous groundcover fern with lovely green foliage and red tones on the stem.

Athyrium filix‑femina  ( A. cyclosorum)Lady Fern 1gal $10.00ea
Special five plants for................................................ $30.00
Native. Ht. 60-150cm. Z2.  Deciduous. Lacy looking fronds are bright green.  Clumps are dense, easy to grow, great in shade to part sun; or even in sun in a wet site.  

Athyrium filix femina `Dwarf Form’......................... $5.00ea
Ht.20-30cm. Z2. A great dwarf selection that only gets 12” tall.

Athyrium filix femina `Encourage’......................... $15.00ea
A great new selection from a batch of sporlings of A.f.f. `Vernoniae cristatum’.  This selection has special crested and tassled fronds.

Athyrium filix-femina `Frizelliae' Tatting Fern 10cm $5.00ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z2.   This distinctive form of the lady fern has small, rounded pinnae which give the fronds a very narrow, almost necklace-like appearance.

Athyrium filix-femina `Rotstiel................   10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-150cm. Z2.  Red Ribbed Lady Fern.  This selection tends to have red stems and stipes with the typical green pinnae.

Athyrium filix-femina `Victoriae type'...................   $10.00ea
Ht.  70-100cm.  Z2.  This spectacular fern has paired (forked at their base) narrow pinnae with crested tips, which (like `Fieldiae') are arranged into crosses; thereby, forming a lattice work of diamond shaped spaces.  Truly the Queen of Green.  

Athyrium filix-femina `Vernoniae ' Lady Fern 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-75cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  This distinctive selection has crisped fronds with each pinnulet having a lacy edge.  Found in the 1850's.

Athyrium filix femina 'Vernoniae cristatum' Crested Lady Fern
............... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-75cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  A very classy form first introduced in England in 1873 with crested pinnae.  Elegant and easy to grow.

Athyrium otophorum  Eared Lady Fern..... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.  30-45cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  This beautiful fern has pale green young fronds with maroon colored stems.  With age, the fronds become dusky green in color with dark red stems. Very easy.
 
Athyrium niponicum `Pictum Applecourt' Crested JapanesePainted Fern      10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  A wonderful form of lady fern with crested fronds.

Athyrium niponicum `Pictum' Japanese Painted Fern
........................................................................ 1gal$10.00ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  Fronds are a soft, metallic grey color with reddish or bluish hues.   Shade to part shade.  

Athyrium niponicum `Red Beauty' Red beauty Japanese Painted Fern            10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.   Broad, upright habit with the grey foliage of Pictum, it also has  attractive, reddish-brown tints which are especially attractive in the young foliage.

Athyrium pycnocarpon ( Diplazium pycnocarpon) Glade Fern       $10.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht 60-90cmZ3.   Arching green fronds with undivided lance shaped pinnae.  Slowly forms a colony.

Athyrium thelypteroides   Silvery Glade Fern........... $12.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.60cm.  Z4. Broadly lance shaped green fronds with silvery undersides when spores are developing. Forms a nice colony over time.

Athyrium vidalii.............................................. 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.30-45cm Z6.  A graceful fern with colorful reddish new growth.

Blechnum discolor  Crown Fern...................... 5gal $50.00ea
Z8.   These are nice mature ferns with a 5-7cm diameter, 10-20cm tall trunk with light green fronds forming a nice shuttlecock.  These form a colony of crowns over time.

Blechnum gibbum Silver Lady Dwarf tree Fern 5gal $50.00ea
Z10. A short growing Tree Fern, 3-4', with graceful showy fronds.

Blechnum nipponicum Japanese Deer Fern..... 2gal $25.00ea
Z6.  Ht. 35cm.   This is closely allied to B.spicant, our native Deer fern.    The difference is  the Japanese version has fronds that emerge a showy pink.  Rare but easy to grow.

Blechnum penna-marina.......................... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.10-20cm.  Z5.  Evergreen. This form of the species is smaller than most.  Fertile fronds are erect and sterile fronds lay more or less flat.  New growth is reddish-rose in colour.  Good for edging a semi-shaded path or as a small scale ground cover.
 
Blechnum penna-marina `Cristatum'....... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.10-20cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Fronds with crested tips.

Blechnum spicant Deer Fern ........................ 1 gal  $10.00ea
Native.  Ht.  20-30cm.   Z5.  Evergreen. Dark green sterile fronds form regular flat rosettes.  Narrow fertile fronds are held vertically.

Cryptogramma acrostichoides Parsley Fern 11cm pot $10.00ea
Native.  Ht. 12cm.  Z2.  Leathery parsley-like sterile fronds are wintergreen and die back in spring. Fertile fronds are taller and slender and are deciduous in autumn. 

Cyathea smithii Rough Tree Fern.................... 5gal $90.00ea
Larger sizes at the nursery priced from ..... $100.00-$600.00
Z9.  Ht.3M. From New Zealand. Large lance shaped fronds with abundant brown scales.  Can also be grown indoors.

Cyrtomium caryotideum   Fishtail  Holly Fern 10cm $5.00ea
Ht. 30-60cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  Native to Japan and China, the leaflets are larger and softer in appearance than C. falcatum.

Cyrtomium falcatum   Japanese Holly Fern.... 10cm $5.00ea
Ht. 30-40cm.  Z7.  Evergreen.  Fronds look like Oregon Grape leaves; dark green, shiny and leathery.  Individual pinnae look like holly leaves. Not as coarsely toothed as C.falcatum Rochfordii.  Shade to part sun.

Cyrtomium falcatum var. maritimum  ............ 10cm $5.00ea
Ht. 15-30cm.  Z7.  Evergreen.  A dwarf form of the species. Smaller in every way.  Shade to part sun. Mini  Japanese Holly Fern

Cyrtomium fortunei......................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 50-60cm. Z5.  Dull pea green Oregon grape-like fronds with black scales on the stipe.  Plant in shade to part sun, adds great texture to the shade garden.

Cyrtomium macrophyllum  Large Leaved Holly Fern 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 30-75cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  This is similar to the other three Cyrtomium listed, except the leaflets are larger and the fronds are a light green in color.  It can also be grown indoors.

Cystopteris fragilis Brittle Bladder Fern..... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht 15-20cm.Z2.   A small spreading fern, great to fill in between cracks in a rockery.

Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hayscented Fern... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 45-90cm.  Z3.  Deciduous.  This delicate looking fern has light green, upright, arching fronds.  It is found in light shade or open sun and spreads by slender underground rhizomes.  Turns a soft yellow color in fall. A great groundcover fern.

Deparia okuboana .................................................. $5.00ea
Ht.50-75cm. Z5. Japanese glade Fern is a nice tall spreading fern for the woodland garden.

Deparia petersenii.................................... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht 30cmZ6.   Medium sized fern from the Philippines with pea green foliage can even be grown in full sun if given enough moisture.

Deparia pycnosora (Athyrium pycnosorum) ............ $5.00ea
Ht.90cm.  Z4. The ‘Tapering Glade Fern’ is a superb deciduous fern for the woodland garden with green pubescent fronds.

Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern..... 2gal $39.00ea
....................................................................... 5gal $69.00ea
Fronds.50-250cm.  Trunk Ht. 3-10Meters.  Z7-8.  Evergreen.  This beautiful tree fern has a spreading crown of glossy green arching fronds atop a massive fibrous stem.  At a young age it looks like a normal fern. Frond length increases rapidly but trunk height increases slowly.  Grow in shade, sun or indoors.

Dicksonia fibrosa Wheki Ponga tree fern  $150.00 - $500.00
Z9 (8). A nice tree fern with a thick stem and a large, arching crown of dark green leathery fronds.

Dicksonia squarrosa Wheki Tree Fern 10-15cm short trunk         $90.00
Larger sizes at the nursery from .............. $100.00 - $500.00
We have a nice selection of larger D.squarrosa at the Nursery.
Z9. Slender trunk with dark, shiny, prickly, arching deep green fronds up to 2meters in length.

Dryopteris affinis Golden-scaled Male Fern10cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 60-150cm. Z4.  Evergreen.  This is a large fern which looks similar to D.filix-mas, except fronds are more leathery and the stipe is covered in golden scales.  An adaptable fern that is happy in shade as well as in a part sun.  Many selections made during the Victorian fern craze.
 
Dryopteris affinis `Crispa ' Crisped  Golden-scaled Male Fern
............... 10cm $5.00ea  or 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 25-35cm.  Z4.  A beautiful small fern with crisped fronds.

Dryopteris affinis `Crispa gracilis' Crisped Dwarf Golden-scaled MaleFern      10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 15-20cm.  Z4.  A beautiful small fern with congested and crested fronds. Evergreen.  One of the best dwarf evergreen ferns.

Dryopteris affinis `Cristata Angustata' Narrow Crested Golden-scaled Male Fern             10cm pot $5.00ea
............... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 45-60cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  This is similar to `The King' but fronds are narrower and shorter and the crests are fuller.

Dryopteris affinis `Cristata The King' .......... 10cm pot $5.00
............... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 70-100cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.   New frond stalks are densely covered in golden brown scales.  Old fronds are dark glossy green and leathery.  Fronds are crested when mature. Robust fern for shade to part sun.

Dryopteris affinis cambrensis Insubrica.... 10cm pot $5.00ea
This is a subspecies of dryopteris affinis.

Dryopteris affinis `Pinderii' Narrow Golden scaled Male Fern
................................................................. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 70-90cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  An elegant version of the species with very narrow fronds, much tapered at both base and apex.  Somewhat similar to D. filix-mas ‘Barnesii’.

Dryopteris affinis `Polydactyla Dadds’..... 10cm pot $5.00ea
............... 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht.60-120cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  This is similar to `The King' but the fronds are wider and the crests are long finger-like tassels rather than wide fans.

Dryopteris affinis` revolvens’  Recurved Goldenscale Male Fern     
................................................................. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.  90-100cm.  Z6.  Semi-evergreen.   A lovely urn shaped fern with pinnae that curve downwards at the margins.

Dryopteris affinis x Dryopteris filix-mas `Robust' Robust Male Fern               10cm pot $5.00ea
............... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 60-90cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  Elegant fronds of lacy, dark green leaves. Very robust and easy to grow in shade to semi-shade. This fern is now called D. x complexa.

Dryopteris atrata Shaggy Sheild Fern............... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 20-50cm. Z7.  Evergreen.  Light green fronds with distinctive black hairs (scales) which clothe the frond stalk.  Shade to part sun. Very easy to grow.

Dryopteris  x  australis ............................. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 100-150cm. Z5.  One of the great fens for the garden.   Tall slender .dark green fronds.

Dryopteris austriaca  Until recently this was the correct name for Spiny Wood Fern. It has now been changed to D.expansa and the European equivalent has been restored to D.dilatata.  In any case they are both similar, easy to grow ferns.

Dryopteris x bootii Boot's Wood Fern............. 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht.45-90cm.  Z2.  Evergreen.  This is a natural hybrid between D.cristata X D.intermedia.  It has tall fronds with horizontally tilting pinnae giving them an almost venetian blind-like appearance.  Best in shade or semishade.

Dryopteris carthusiana Narrow Buckler Fern 10cm pot$5.00ea
...................................................................... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 50-90cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Fronds are light green and widely used by florists for cut foliage.  Very easy fern to grow in shade to part sun.

Dryopteris celsa Log Fern ............................... 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 75-120cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  An easy to grow, large, dark green, shiny leaved fern that normally grows on rotting logs or in rich soil in a woodland setting.  

Dryopteris clintoniana.............................. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-90cm. Z4.  Narrowly lance shaped fronds on this elegant easy to grow fern. We’ve sold this as D.claytoniana in the past.

Dryopteris crassirhizoma  (Dryopteris bushiana)Thick-stemmed Wood Fern                1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 60-105cm.  Z5.  Semi-evergreen.  The massive crown of this fern and the stems are covered with long brown scales.  The fronds form a perfect vase shape on the forest floor making this fern an ideal specimen plant.

Dryopteris cristata...................................... 10cmpot$5.00ea
Native. Ht.30-90cm.  Z3.  Evergreen.  A nice fern with stiffly erect fertile fronds with the pinnae being at right angles to the plane of the fronds.  The sterile leaves are more arching.

Dryopteris dilatata Crispa Whiteside              10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.60cm. Z3-4.  First grown by Robert Whiteside in England. An attractive semi-evergreen fern with broadly triangular, erect, arching fronds that have a crispy texture.  Part sun to shade.

Dryopteris dilatata `Grandiceps'..................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 60cm.  Z4.  Semi-evergreen.  Large dense crests terminate the fronds, and pinnae are terminated with small crests.

Dryopteris dilatata `Jimmy Dyce' Jimmy's Upright Broad.....
Buckler Fern............................................ 10cm pot  $5.00ea
Ht. 50-60cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  Very nice dark green, stiffly erect fern.  This fern was originally collected by Jimmy Dyce from the Isle of Arron.  Easy to grow in shade to part sun. 

Dryopteris dilatata `Lepidota Cristata' Lacy Crested Broad Buckler Fern       10cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 25-40cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  Finely cut dark green leaflets with crested tips make the fronds resemble parsley.  Shade to part sun, very easy to grow.

Dryopteris dilatata `Recurvata' Recurved Broad Buckler Fern
...................................................................... 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht. 45-60cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  Lacy looking, triangular fronds with edges and tips that curl down so the overall effect is almost weeping.  Shade to part sun.

Dryopteris erythrosora Autumn Fern......... 10cm pot $5.00ea
1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 20-45cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  New fronds are coppery-bronze, contrasting against the older dark green fronds.  Easy to grow in shade to part sun.

Dryopteris erythrosora `Prolifica' Proliferous Autumn Fern
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 20-45cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  Similar to D.erythrosora but has narrower segments which make it lacier in appearance. Rarely, plantlets are produced on the upper surface along the midriff of the frond.

Dryopteris expansa Spiny Wood Fern or Broad Buckler Fern
............... 1gal  $10.00ea
Native.  Ht. 60-100cm.  Z4.  Evergreen. Until recently this fern was known as D.austriaca or part of the D.dilatata complex. This fern has many different latin and common names so don't get confused.  It is a vigorous fern, which forms a rosette of broad, triangular medium green fronds. Shade to part sun; easy to grow.

Dryopteris filix‑mas Male Fern ................ 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht. 60-90cm.  Z2.  Semi-evergreen.  Elegant fronds of lacy dark green leaves.  Robust and easy to grow fern in shade to part sun.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Barnesii' Barne's Narrow Male Fern
............... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 90-120cm.  Z2. Semi-evergreen.  A very attractive and distinct variety with long narrow fronds which give it a tall narrow profile.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Cristata'........................ 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht. 60-90cm.  Z2.  Semi-evergreen.  The fronds and pinnae on this showy form are crested.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Crispa Cristata'........ 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-90cm.  Z2.  Semi-evergreen.  The fronds are crispy with lightly crested pinnae and frond tips.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Crisspatissima'  Crinkled Male Fern
............... 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht.20-35cm.  Z2.  Semi-evergreen. This form has narrow upright fronds with crinkled margins to the leaflets (pinnules).  Introduced by the late Reginald Kaye.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Grandiceps'  ........... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 45-100cm.  Z4.  Semi-evergreen.     This strong grower has large erect arching fronds with a large arching terminal crest and crested pinnae. Elegant and stately in appearance.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Linearis polydactyla'
Many Fingered Male Fern................................ 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.  50-80cm.  Z4.  Semi-evergreen.  Lacy, fine textured fronds with forks or crests at the tips of each leaflet.  Shade to part sun.

Dryopteris filix-mas `Parsley'  Parsley Male Fern10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.  45-60cm.  Z4.  Semi-evergreen.   A new unusual form with crinkled and crested dark green fronds.

Dryopteris formosana Limelight Fern....... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.  45-90cm.  Z6.  Semi-evergreen.  This oriental beauty has  large triangular fronds  that are considerably wider at the base.

Dryopteris goldiana Goldy's wood fern...... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.100-130cm.  Z3.  Deciduous. Large triangular firmly textured fronds from a short creeping rhizome. Makes an attractive stand with arching fronds. New fiddleheads in spring are covered with showy shaggy brownish scales.

Dryopetris laeta .............................................. 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 30-60cm.  Z5.  Semi-evergreen.  This medium sized fern has light green, triangular fronds.  Very easy to grow in shade to part sun.

Dryopetris labordei Golden Mist Wood Fern 10cm pot $6.00ea
Ht. 50cm.  Z5.  Golden, yellowy-orange new growth  gradually matures to dark green.

Dryopteris marginalis Leather Wood Fern...... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 45-60cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  Fronds are dark blue-green.  Great for contrast against other ferns. Very easy to grow in shade to part sun. Good in rock gardens.

Dryopteris pseudo-filix-mas Mexican Male Fern 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 75-120cm. Z5. A vigorous fully hardy fern from Mexico. Large upright good looking fern.

Dryopteris pycnopteroides Japanese Wood Fern $5.00ea
Ht.60cm. Z6.  This Asian fern is evergreen in warmer climates (Zone 8).  Shiny, dark green fronds droop elegantly at the tips and can reach up to 2 feet in height.

Dryopteris x remota Remote Fern............. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 60-100cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  This is a natural hybrid between D. filix-mas and D. expansa.  It is fuller than either of the parents.  A very nice looking fern.  New fronds lighter green than older fronds.

Dryopteris scottii Scott's Wood Fern............... 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht. 20-45cm.  Z7-8.  Evergreen.  This is one of my favourite ferns and is probably hardier than we have indicated.  Dark green, thick, leathery fronds are held stiffly erect.  The leaflets (pinnae) are undivided with shallow, half centimeter blunt teeth.  Sori are large and dark in color. 

Dryopteris sieboldii Siebold's Wood Fern... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.30-60cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  A striking fern with up to five
pairs of  dark green, leathery, undivided pinnae with a terminal pinnae 20-30cm long.  New fronds are light green.

Dryopteris stewartii Stewart’s Wood Fern.. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.  90-120cm.  Z6.  Semi-evergreen.     A large fern with light green broadly triangular fronds.

Dryopteris tokyoensis Tokyo Wood Fern.. 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.45-90cm  Z5.  A striking fern with stiffly erect narrow fronds in a slender vase shape.
Dryopteris  wallichiana Wallich’s Wood Fern. 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.60-120cm  Z4.  Evergreen.  Forms strong upright clumps of large triangular dark green fronds with a contrasting dark stem. New fronds are light green to golden with numerous dark reddish scales.  With time, plants will form a short trunk.  A nice fern for shade to semi-shade.

Gymnocarpium disjunctum Western Oak Fern 10 cm $6.00ea
Ht. 30-40cm. Z3. Similar to G. dryopteris but generally larger and the pinnules are toothed making the fronds three times divided.

Gymnocarpium dryopteris Oak Fern......... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht. 20-40cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  Dainty, lacy, triangular fronds are held horizontally under stalks. Spreads by rhizome to form small patches. Best in shade. Great as a groundcover in the woodland garden.

Gymnocarpium dryopteris `Plumosum' Plumose Oak Fern
............... 10cm pot$5.00ea
Ht. 20-40cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  This selection has broader, overlapping segments than the species.

Lygodium japonicum Japanese Climbing Fern.... $10.00ea
Ht.3-5M. Z7. Japanese climbing fern is a lovely, self clinging fern with lacy fronds up to 5 meters in height! It's a great one to let scamper through open shrubs or up trees.

Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern............ 1gal  $10.00ea
Native.  Ht. 40-150cm.  Z4.  Deciduous. Olive green, sterile fronds held in funnel-shaped clusters are spread by underground rhizomes.  Fertile fronds appear in the center of the cluster and turn a rust brown color.  Vigorous, easy fern to grow in shade to part sun.

Matteucia struthiopteris European Form   European Ostrich Fern $5.00ea
This form of the Ostrich fern differs from the North American form by having more erect fronds which give it a less open, shuttlecock appearance.

Onychium japonicum Japanese Carrot fern  10cm pot $6.00ea
Ht.20-40cm  Z7.    A small clump forming fern with the most finely divided pinnae.    Dark green lacy foliage. (AKA Sichuan Lace)

Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern..................... 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht. 30-60cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  The large fertile fronds are leafy and deeply lobed; very un-fern-like.  The sterile fronds are stiff, erect and have spore-bearing pinnae aligned like a string of beads at their tips.  Spreads by rhizome.  Shade to part sun.

Osmunda cinnamomia Cinnamon Fern.......... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 90-150cm. Z4.  Deciduous.  Sterile, dark green deeply lobed, fronds are held in vase shaped clusters. Fertile fronds are erect and held centrally, lack leaves and have terminal panicles that turn from green to cinnamon in color. Imagine a perfect fern with nice arching fronds and a bunch of cinnamon colored feather dusters in the center.  It's hard to beat this species once established. 

Osmunda claytoniana Interrupted Fern.......... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht.60-120cm.  Z2.  Fronds resemble the Cinnamon Fern except that the vegetative frond is interrupted in the middle with fertile pinnae.  The fertile pinnae are covered in sporangia and are jet black in color making this a unique and showy fern. Easy to grow in shade to sun.

Osmunda regalis Royal Fern .................... 10cm pot $5.00ea
............... 1gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 90-150cm.  Z3.  Deciduous.  A majestic fern that forms a large crown, and sends out a ring of arching fronds made up of rounded leaflets.  Fertile fronds stand erect in the center of the clump and have a terminal panicle that turns golden brown. Grow in shade to full sun if in a bog.

Osmunda regalis `Cristata' ....................... 10cm pot$5.00ea
Ht.  90-150cm.  Z3.  Deciduous.  This selection of Royal Fern has crested segment tips.

Osmunda regalis `purpurescens’  Purple stemmed Royal Fern
.................................................................... 10cm pot $5.00
N.A.Native.  Ht. 90-150cm.  Z3.  Deciduous.  This form has purplish stems.

Phyllitis scolopendrium ( Formerly Asplenium) Hart's Tongue Fern              
................................................................. 10cm pot $5.00ea
...................................................................... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A. Native. Ht. 40cm. Z5.  Evergreen.  Medium green fronds are strap or tongue shaped (not divided at all).  Shade to part shade.  Like a little lime from time to time.

Phyllitis scolopendrium Angustifolia......... 10 cm pot$5.00ea
Z5. Ht 30cm. Evergreen. Strap shaped fronds with a tight crinkling along the margins. A favourite dwarf fern.

Phyllitis scolopendrium Cristata.............. 10 cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Z5. Ht 30cm. Fronds with crested or forked tips.

Phyllitis scolopendrium furcata............... 10 cm pot $5.00ea
Z5. Ht. 30cm. Fronds forked and crested at the tip.

Phyllitis scolopendrium Undulata............ 10 cm pot $5.00ea
Z5. Ht 30cm. Fronds have a  wavy margin.

Polypodium glycerhiza Licorice Fern........ 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht. 10-40cm.  Z6.  Summer Deciduous.  This creeping fern grows on trees and rock outcrops.  It goes dormant in the dry summer and is green all winter.  Rhizomes have a sweet licorice taste.  Great on stumps or rock walls in shade to part sun.

Polypodium interjectum........................... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 15-45cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  This is a pretty little fern with fairly narrow, leathery, dark green fronds.  Great for cracks and crannies in walls, and in the shady rocky garden. 

Polypodium pseudo-aureum Virginia Blue Fern             10cm pot $6.00ea
Ht.20-30cm  Z8.     Ice-blue fronds with undivided pinnae held above a fuzzy rhizome. Also called Phelbodium pseudoaureum.  Very cool.

Polypodium scouleri Leathery Polypody................ $10.00ea
Native. Ht.10-35cm. Z7. This is simply the showiest of the polypodies. It has deep, dark green extremely glossy, leathery fronds. This fantastic creeping fern is slow to spread, but worth the wait.  We offer small divisions. It often takes a full year for this fern to settle in and start to spread.

Polypodium vulgare `Bifidum Multifidum' Crested Polypody
............... 1gal $10.00ea.
Ht. 25-35cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  The pinnae tips are forked.  This is a small showy fern for rock walls and rockeries.  Easily grown, but rare.

Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern.... 1 gal $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 30-60cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Fronds are a leathery, dul ldark green.  Used as cut foliage by florists.  Nice large fern, similar to P. munitum, for shade to part sun.

Polystichum aculeatum  Hard Shield Fern 10 cm pot $5.00ea
....................................................................... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 75-90cm.  Z4.  Evergreen.  Glossy dark green stiff fronds with reddish brown scales. Nice large fern, similar to P. setiferum, but stiffer. Plant in shade to part sun.

Polystichum andersonii.................................. 2gal  $20.00ea
Native. Ht40-80cm. Z3.  A rarely offered large native fern with nice lacy upright fronds.

Polystichum braunii Braun's Holly Fern.... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht. 30-60cm.  Z5.  Semi-Evergreen.  Dark green fronds with golden brown scales on the stalks.  New foliage has a silvery flush to it.  Nice dense growing, mid-sized fern.

Polystichum makinoi   Makinoi’s Holly Fern. 1 gal $10.00ea
Ht.45-60cm.  Z5. One of the best evergreen ferns!!  Dark glossy evergreen fronds make a spectacular backdrop for your shade garden.  Originates from the mountains of China.

Polystichum munitum Sword Fern .................. 1gal $10.00ea
............... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Native.  Ht. 30-120cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  A fantastic and much under used fern.  Glossy dark green, leathery fronds form dense clumps.  Great for naturalizing.  Good in dry to moist shade. 

Polystichum neolobatum.................................................. 1 gal $10.00ea
Ht.45-60cm.  Z5. A great evergreen fern with very stiff glossy green fronds. This ferns stands up to snow better than most.

Polystichum polyblepharum Tassel Fern........ 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht. 60-75cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Very glossy dark green fronds contrast nicely with the light green, tassel-like, newly emerging fronds.  Very shiny, attractive fern for shade to part sun.

Polystichum rigens......................................... 1gal  $10.00ea
Z5. Evergreen A great evergreen fern from Japan with rigid glossy leathery fronds held in an erect crown. New fronds are tinted a delightful yellow in the spring and quickly age to green.

Polystichum setiferum Soft Shield Fern..... 10cm pot $5.00ea
............... 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 50-150cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.   This fern forms a ground hugging rosette of spreading fronds which are attractively dissected and soft to touch.  Stalks covered with brown, chaffy scales. Large fern for shade to part sun.

Polystichum setiferum Congestum............. 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.15-25cm Z5. Evergreen.  An excellent dwarf fern with erect fronds in upright clumps and congested foliage. Probably the form found in Padley in South Devon in 1865.

Polystichum setiferum `Dahlem'  Dahlem Fern 1gal $10.00ea
Ht. 75cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Nearly erect, narrow, triangular stiff fronds make this newer selection of divisilobum worth a spot in the garden.

Polystichum setiferum `Divisilobum' Divided Soft Shield Fern
 .............. 1gal  $10.00ea
Ht.  25-50cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Fronds four times divided with finely cut segments.  A beautiful medium sized fern, year round, for shade to part sun.

Polystichum setiferum `Herrenhausen'... 10cm pot   $5.00ea
Ht.50-70cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  This new variety from Germany is a `Divisilobum' type with proliferous buds (baby ferns grow from buds on old fronds). New growth has a wonderful, almost silver-gray quality.

Polystichum setiferum `Plumosum' .......... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht.60-90cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Glossy, grass-green plume-like fronds are four times divided and have overlapping pinnae.

Polystichum setiferum `Plumoso-densum’(Plumoso-multilobum) Downy Filigree Fern 1gal $10.00ea
Ht.60-90cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  Similar to `Plumosum' but the pinnules are divided into segments that are not narrowed.  The overall effect is a much fuller frond.

Polystichum setiferum divisilobum`Mossy Mama'1gal $10.00ea
Ht.25-50cm Z5.  A few years ago we spotted this special fern among a thousand or so sporelings.  We have since multiplied  it vegetatively.  A finely dissected fern with very full fronds with proliferous buds (baby plants) on mature plants. The pinnae are slightly rotated on the fronds giving the fronds a 3-5cm thickness when two to three years old.    Late spring or Fall.

Polystichum setiferum `Proliferum'........... 10cm pot $5.00ea
Ht. 40-60cm.  Z5.  Evergreen.  This is similar to the species but is lacier in appearance and smaller with proliferous buds along the mid-rib on mature fronds.

Polystichum setiferum 'Proliferum Wollaston'.. 10cm$5.00ea
Ht.45cm. Z5.  Found in a Devon Hedge Bank in 1852 by G.Wollaston.  An excellent form with finely divided fronds that produce occasional young ferns on the stipe of the frond.

Polystichum setiferum rotundatum cristatum Crested Soft Shield Fern.           1gal $10.00ea
Ht.30-60m. Z5.   A great form with a  simple crest at the apex of the frond  and numerous proliferous bulbils are scattered down the mid-rib.   

Polystichum tsus-simense Korean Rock Fern 10cmpot $5.00ea
Ht. 20-30cm.  Z8.  Evergreen.  Neat compact clumps of dark green fronds with dark stems and ribs.  New fronds are purplish green when young.  Nice small fern for shade to part sun.

Pteridium aquilinium Bracken-Fern ....... 10cm pot $5.00ea.
Native.  Ht.30-180cm.  Z4.  Deciduous. Triangular fronds with stiff stalks rise from strong underground rhizomes. 

Thelypteris decursive pinnata  Japanese beech Fern 1gal$10.00ea
Ht. 40cm. Z5 The narrow upright, bright, light green fronds are held stiffly vertical making this fern noticeable from a distance.. The bright color and form add some punch to a shady spot.

Thelypteris kunthii  Southern Wood Fern. 10cm pot  $5.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 30-40cm.  Z8.  Deciduous.  Creeping rhizome with numerous light green, lance-shaped fronds.  This fern makes a nice groundcover around other dark green ferns in shade to part sun. This fern can be very late to resprout after a cold winter.

Thelypteris noveboracensis New York Fern.... 1gal  $10.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 30-50cm.  Z4.  Deciduous.  This species has lance-shaped, erect fronds which are produced at intervals from a creeping rhizome. A nice ground cover in shade to part  sun

Thelypteris palustris Narrow Beech Fern .. 10cm pot $5.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 45-75cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  Pale bluish-green, thinly textured, triangular fronds arise from long creeping rhizomes.

Thelypteris phegopteris Narrow Beech Fern .... 1gal $10.00ea
Native.  Ht. 10-45cm.  Z2.  Deciduous.  Pale green, thinly textured, triangular fronds arise from long creeping rhizomes.  This native fern likes a shady humus-rich site to grow in.

Woodsia obtusa Blunt lobed cliff fern ............ 10cm $5.00ea
N.A.Native.  Ht. 12-30cm.  Z3.  Deciduous. Grey green fronds with stems covered in tan coloured scales.  Easily grown in the garden or rock wall

Woodwardia areolata  Netted Chain Fern. 11cm pot$6.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.30cm. Z4-5. A creeping rhizomatus fern with attractive dimorphic (separate fertile and sterile fronds) fronds.  The sterile fronds are reddish green in early spring and become a deep glossy green with netted venation.

Woodwardia fimbriata Giant Chain Fern.. 10cm pot $7.50ea
....................................................................... 2gal $20.00ea
Native.  Ht. 100-200cm.  Z8-9.  Semi-Evergreen.  This large fern forms a handsome clump of erect, arching, dark green fronds.  Truly a specimen fern. Plant in shade to part sun.

Woodwardia unigemmata Oriental Chain Fern              $10.00ea
Ht 1-2 M.Z8.   A large semi-evergreen fern.  The new fronds emerge a wonderful red-orange and slowly change to a dark leathery green.  Old fronds have small plantlets on the underside of the leaf tip.  Plants can be as large as 4’ tall with 6’ long arching fronds.

Woodwardia orientalis Oriental Chain Fern .... 1gal $l2.00ea
Ht.30-60cm Z7-8.  A large evergreen fern (except on harsh winters) with thick leathery fronds.  New fronds emerge a coppery orange color. Older fronds are topped with small plantlets that can be plucked and planted.

 

Fern Special
12 ferns from 10cm pots(reg.price$5.00) for $50.00
Choose 14 ferns  (12 plus two spares) in 10cm pots and we will pick out the nicest 12, pack them and you've got yourself  the start of a fine fernery. Ferns that cost more than $5.00 are not included nor are ferns that are available only in the Fall.

 

Fern References:
Ferns for the American Garden
By John T Mickel ISBN 0-02-584491-1

The Plantfinder’s Guide to Garden Ferns
By. Martin Rickard ISBN 0-88192-476-8

Encyclopaedia of Ferns
By David l. Jones ISBN 0-88192-054-1

 

 

 

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