Evergreen ferns are a great plant during the colder months holding their amazing winter structure and acting as excellent companions for other winter plants.
They are versatile, pest and disease free and require very little maintenance.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Rumohra adiantiformis 'Variegata' – this is a very unique and unusual variety of evergreen fern. It has green fronds and a central gold stripe down the midrib. This fern will really help spice up a space, it also looks very nice against the stem of an acer! Rumohra adiantiformis 'Variegata' can be grown as a houseplant in the UK.
Asplenium scolopendrium – is a very popular evergreen fern. It produces strap shaped, glossy, bright green fronds which can grow 40cm long. Asplenium scolopendrium is an invaluable plant for adding structure to shaded areas.
Blechnum spicant – will grow in rotten tree stumps or moist lime-free soils, in a shady position. The native fern has neat clumps of comb-like fronds. Available in a 2L pot.
Dryopteris erythrosora – a hardy striking oriental fern, this plant is semi evergreen but keeps its leaves in mild areas. Dryopteris erythrosora works best in humus rich soil in partial shade. The fronds are a glossy copper colour when they are young, turning to a lovely dark green as they mature.
Polystichum setiferum – this native soft shield fern is easy-growing with lance-shaped fronds. It prefers light shade and suits well drained soil. Extremely hardy.