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Architectural evergreen ferns - good suggestions?


By Lottieb

United Kingdom Gb

Looking for one - have seen it in peoples gardens with dark ribs, very striking, not huge no idea what it called - anyone with any clues?



Could the fern you are interested in be called the shaggy shield fern or Dryopteris cycadina?

If you put it into google images you will see pictures of it.

It likes neutral - acid moist soil apparently. It is described as evergreen or semi evergreen and hardy. If you are UK based you can get them from for £3.00 per plant with approx £7.00 postage, depending on where you live in the UK.

They have quite a number of ferns on offer on the website, which may give you a further idea of the particular one you are interested in.

29 Mar, 2009


Thanks Weedfingers - that's not the one I've seen but it's a great start! Once you start looking into ferns there are sooo many it's bewildering... in my memory the one I've seen had fronds (er... not sure that's the right technical term) that were not at a right angle to the main stem... and not at all shaggy.. actually even more cycad like than this - but - that's a beauty so a big ta. I'm off to check out the website... Lottie

29 Mar, 2009

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