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Fern Hardy CollectionAsplenium scolopendrium, Dryopteris erythrosora, Polystichum proliferumHart's Tongue Fern, Japanese Shield Fern, Mother Shield Fern

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.


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Evergreen foliage provides year round interest

Easy to establish and grow

Ideal for woodland gardens and lightly shaded borders

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Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 90cm (36in)

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Few foliage plants can rival hardy ferns for their understated elegance and beauty. This collection of evergreen species are perfect for creating a leafy woodland feel in a lightly shaded corner. Plant them among bluebells and other woodland favourites to add a splash of colour. Let them mingle and spread naturally to create year round ground cover. These hardy ferns are low maintenance and very easy to establish.

Fern Hardy Collection comprises:

  • Asplenium scolopendrium (Hart’s Tongue Fern) – A tough evergreen species that will quickly spread to form natural looking colonies. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Dryopteris erythrosora (Japanese Shield Fern) – Semi-evergreen fern producing airy, coppery-pink fronds that mature to light green. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Polystichum proliferum (Mother Shield Fern) – A striking evergreen species with long, elegant fronds. Height and spread: 90cm (36").

3 x 9cm potted plants (1 of each variety) (KB4081)

How to Grow
Plant ferns in a sheltered spot. Choose a cool position semi-shade or dappled shade on fertile, moist, acid or neutral, soil. Hardy ferns prefer a soil that is rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting.
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Feed and water ferns regularly until they are fully established. Apply mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the crown of each plant in spring.

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