Potted Ferns Fashions may change but ferns in pots have always been trendsetters. Potted ferns have been cultivated for centuries as ornamental decoration for homes and gardens. They are a group of plants that remain popular and in demand despite constantly changing fashions in the plant world. Their lush foliage, comprised of intricately formed fronds, lends […]
Leather leaf fern An evergreen fern with leathery foliage that can vary significantly in size, attaining heights of up to 1, 5m in certain areas. In local gardens they usually grow to about 50cm tall and spread to a metre. The tough foliage is used extensively in cut flower arrangements as it lasts for weeks […]
Fishtail Fern, Fishtail Swordfern Large-fronded, this sword fern, with coarse foliage, forms attractive clumps of cascading habit. It is often cultivated as a pot or hanging basket specimen.
Limpleaf fern Tall growing, this fern can reach a height of 1,5m. It is a clump-forming fern with lime green fronds. It does best in warm, frost free gardens.
Loving shade and moisture, ferns can fill spots under trees where nothing grows and also soften hard landscaping in your garden. Ferns are amongst the most useful groups of plants for use in suburban gardens, lending a soft, feathery texture to the landscape. Most of them enjoy moist, cool, shaded growing conditions making them […]
Squirrel’s foot fern Prominent, creeping rhizomes on the surface of the soil is a feature of this fern. They are covered in dense, hair-like scales giving rise to the comparison to numerous furry mammals’ feet. The fronds are fine and feathery, deeply dissected and usually held parallel to the ground on the lengths of the rhizomes.
Holly-fern and Japanese holly fern Handsome and single stemmed, this fern with robust, shiny foliage, is sometimes confused with cycads and palms. The individual pinnae look like holly leaves, hence the common name. It is a tough and enduring fern that copes with relatively cold climatic conditions.
Silver Lady An upright, usually single stemmed, fern, it grows 90cm tall and resembles a miniature tree fern. It makes a splendid specimen plant in a pot or in the garden.
Brazilian dwarf tree fern, Red Brazilian tree fern, and red dwarf tree fern A most attractive fern with beautiful pinkred new growth that develops into handsome dark green fronds atop a rhizome-like trunk that attains a height of 30cm. Excellent for shaded, woodland type gardens or beside water features.
Hen-and-chicken fern Robust and stout, this fern has fronds resembling carrot leaves upon which plantlets are produced at the edges of the frond. Being semi-deciduous it can withstand dry periods.