Common Name: Hard Fern
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.75 m (75 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Partial shade or Deep shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Colour: Green|
- Soil: moist humus-rich acid soil (or a mixture of 1 part lime-free loam, 1 part medium-grade bark chippings, 1 part charcoal, two parts sharp sand, 3 parts coarse leafmould for container- grown specimens)
As they age, the feathery dark green fronds of this handsome evergreen 'hard fern' spread semi-horizontally to form an attractive rosette-like shape. It provides all-year interest for shady areas of the garden and companionship for shade-loving woodland plants.
- Garden Care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.