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Woodwardia orientalis Woodwardia orientalis

Crazy fern that takes away the need to fuss with growing this from spore as it makes a multitudinous panoply of ready-to-go plantlets on the leaves that will soon have you owning the corner in your 'hood dealing in fern babies.  Remember, if it's a kid, the first one is free.  Warmer gardens or indoors, mulch protect in zone 8 winters.

Price: $15.00
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Myriopteris myriophylla Myriopteris myriophylla

Formerly in the genus Cheilanthes, this dryland fern is found in Mexico, Central America and Argentina and just recently, one site in Brazil.  Evergraygreen fronds of fine texture are densely vertical on this smaller fern.  Perfect candidate for the rock garden or container for milder gardens - doing well at Berkeley Botanic Garden

Price: $20.00
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Pteris nipponica Pteris nipponica

We're looking at a houseplant here for everyone except those with that San Francisco microclimate and if you are lucky enough to have such a thing, just for the record - we pretty much hate you.  But we'll set aside the envy and sell you one of these astoundingly lovely ferns with long white ghostly fingered fronds.

Price: $16.00
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Asplenium trichomanes Asplenium trichomanes

Maidenhair Spleenwort.  I love common names.  I must dig out our 15th century Herbal and read up on how to properly decoct this sweet little fern for afflicting humors of the spleen.  Or I can just grow it in a gritty well-drained shaded rock garden and enjoy its evergreen delicacy.

Price: $16.00
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Dryopteris formosana Dryopteris formosana

A very good evergreen fern native to Taiwan, China and Japan which we imported from a specialist in the UK.  Tidy and attractive species reaching 30" wide with fronds to 20" tall, this requires shade to part shade.  And brace yourself - it is tolerant of dry shade!  Happier of course with some water,  Spore-grown by us.

Price: $20.00
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Adiantum venustum Adiantum venustum

Himalayan Maidenhair Fern.  Evergreen to semi-evergreen creeping fern making the the most textural groundcover imaginable.   Salmon pink new growth goes to light olive and finally green leaflets on black wiry stems just 8"-12" high.  Likes a loose moist soil but will tolerate dry when established.

Price: $18.00
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Pteris wallichiana Pteris wallichiana

This was one of those "Holy shit - lookit that fern!" moments when we first spotted this species growing at the base of soaring pinnacles of vertical peaks in Guizhou, China where it was not intimidated in the least and perfectly in scale.  Massive 4'-6' wide fronds 6'-8' tall in the wild and clumping.  Likely smaller in cultivation but still BIG!  Zone 7b-9.

Price: $30.00
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Athyrium vidalii MD 15-04 Athyrium vidalii MD 15-04

Our collection from an end-of-day hunch-driven venture up a nondescript dirt track into forested hills which remains one of the best two hours we have ever spent in the field. A deciduous species with upright fronds 20"-30" tall on plum-colored stems (stipes and rachis).  Texturally, graceful and light.  Spore-grown by us.

Price: $20.00
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Lepisorus sp. MD 12-21 Lepisorus sp. MD 12-21

A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering.  This is an interesting fern of which we have just a few nice divisions.  This grows as an epiphyte on tree trunks which is typical for the genus and was found at the high point in the mountain range so should have some hardiness. The distinctive large rounded paired sori on the backs of the leaves also fit the genus.

Price: $35.00
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Woodwardia spinulosa Woodwardia spinulosa

Sporelings of the Mexican Chain Fern originally introduced from the mountains near Oaxaca.  A rarely seen beautiful species surviving many years in a Seattle garden.  The same garden has a glorious container of this which overwinters frost-free in the sunroom where it not only survives but thrives.  Thanks to Jeanette Kunnen for sharing.

Price: $30.00
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Cyrtomium macrophyllum cf. MD 12-21 Cyrtomium cf. macrophyllum MD 12-21

Our collection from a previously unbotanized remnant old-growrth forest in China.  It was like walking in a mountain valley in Appalachia with massive Beech, Chestnuts, Hornbeams, Magnolias and Rhododendrons all hundreds of years old.  Just writing this - it is like we're there.  Good evergreen fern - guessing on species.

Price: $16.00
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Lepisorus cf. macrosphaerus MD 15-09 Lepisorus cf. macrosphaerus MD 15-09

Fern fans we are, fern experts we are not, but we continue to chip away at the imposing taxonomic massif of Pteridphyta in hopes of becoming somewhat conversational in Fern. Currently, we can ask the equivalent of where the restroom is and order beer when talking Asian ferns. This is a creeping fern with long, thin rhizomes ideally suited for weaving through shallow moss on shaded rock faces with small orbicular-ovate evergreen leaves.

Price: $30.00
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Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina

Alpine Water Fern. Found at higher elevations in Australia's New South Wales and Tasmania growing in grasslands, moist rock crevices and sphagnum bogs. A stalwart fern and go-to evergreen low groundcover because it looks great despite your prolonged attention lapses from pandemic Netflix binge-watching.

Price: $16.00
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Pyrrosia sheareri Pyrrosia sheareri

Collected in Taiwan by gifted plantsman Steve Doonan, this amazing Fern is hardy to at least single digits.  This is a locally famous fern frustratingly slow to propagate and always red-lining the Plant Lust meter.  We've cornered the market so get 'em while you can!  Easy in morning sun/shade.

Price: $35.00
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Asplenium scolopendrium 'Undulata' Asplenium scolopendrium 'Undulata'

Hart's Tongue Fern.  Choice selection of this European native evergreen fern which has variable wavy and rumpled leaf margins.  This doesn't mind a bit of lime in the soil and is very happy growiing with bricks and will self-sow in the moss on shaded moist concrete or rock walls.

Price: $12.00
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Blechnum penna-marina ssp. penna-marina Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. penna-marina

This a bigger version of the little B. penna-marina ssp. alpina commonly found in nurseries.  We never see this offered which is just a shame since it is a great fern.  Well, not such a shame since a little exclusivity never hurts.  This makes a dense groundcover of evergreen foliage.

Price: $22.00
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Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae' Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'

Tatting Fern.  Perfect for you all lace-makers out there as the very narrow fronds resemble tatted lace.  I have to say I don't know anyone who tats lace anymore.  Tattoos yes but lace, no.  Delicate and intricate texture with 12"-18" long fronds.  Deciduous,  moist & bright shade.

Price: $15.00
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Lepisorus sp. MD2506 Lepisorus sp. MD06-256

Our collection in Mogecuo, Sichuan found growing in thick moss atop a large boulder shaded by Rhododendron bureavioides.  Pretty sure on the genus and obviously floundering on the species.  The genus has undergone recent revision and names may not yet be finalized.  Hardy for us and decidous.

Price: $35.00
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Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustatum' Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustatum'

A narrow leafed version of the classic Hart's Tongue fern from Europe.  We've seen the typical species happily growing in English hedgerows and closer to home, naturalizing on a shaded mossy brick wall at June Sinclair's garden.  This form is quite striking with it's stiff, evergreen lance-shaped leaves and would be well suited to an artist's garden.

Price: $16.00
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Woodwardia unigemmata MD10-176 Woodwardia unigemmata MD 10-176

Our collection from near the 100 Li Rhododendron Area in Guizhou Province in China.  This is a fantastic fern and quietly imposing in the garden lending some tropicalissimo punch.  Long lowrider fronds lean low over the ground and can exceed 6' long.  Usually evergreen, mulch well in zone 7 or arctic blasts,  Likes it moist.

Price: $30.00
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Pyrrosia lingua 'Variegata' Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki'

This choice evergreen Tongue Fern is notable for the yellowish variegation on its evergreen 12" long leaves and is likely conspecific with the clone sold as 'Variegata',  Pyrrosia are easy but require great drainage and unless you are planting it in a stumpery, rockery or slope, you will need to seriously amend with gravel, bark or assorted detritus of life.

Price: $28.00
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Pyrossia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu' Pyrrosia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu'

Tongue Ferns are widespread in China and Japan where they can be epiphytic as well as lithophytic on rocks.  Fantastic variants are being selected by the cult followers of Pyrrosia in Japan and "Tachiba Koryu' is one with evergreen blade-like leaves sporting rounded lobes along the margins.  Does fantastic at Peckerwood Gardens near Houston.

Price: $25.00
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Lepisorus bicolor Lepisorus bicolor

Pretty awesome evergreen fern because not only is it cool but it increases fast enough to make a statement in the garden before you are in your dotage and have forgotten why you bought this yet not in that rampaging acreage-eating Borg-assimilating manner that is sometimes described as "a good nursery plant".

Price: $25.00
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Adiantum aleuticum var. subpumilum Adiantum aleuticum var. subpumilum

Ultra-choice dwarf form of our Western Maidenhair fern that is currently known from just a few coastal cliff sites on Vancouver Island and historically on the Olympic Peninsula.  Short black stems hold dense perfection of classic maidenhair leaves on plants not exceeding 8" in height.  These are established divisions from our plants originating from the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden.

Price: $36.00
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Phlebodium aureum - Peckerwood Form Phlebodium pseudoaureum - Peckerwood Form

A hardier form of this species than is currently found in the trade, this is one of the many notable wild collections at the former Peckerwood Garden, now the John Fairey Garden.  Awesome blue-green foliage to 3' with hairy surface rhizomes.  This will work as a houseplant but if you can grow it outside, why not?  Grow in airy well-drained soil and mulch in cold winters.

Price: $25.00
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Woodwardia unigemmata - Undulate form Woodwardia unigemmata - Undulate Form

We have just a handful of this choice form of the species in which the pinnae are distinctly undulated adding yet another layer of tasteful complexity to a species already awash in attributes.  It really isn't fair to be born with gorgeous 6'-7' fronds but do you have to flaunt undulation too?  Well, yes.

Price: $45.00
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Pyrrosia hastata Pyrrosia hastata

Lives up to it's common name of Felt Fern. Felty-soft, three to five-lobed fronds stay evergreen and have coppery undersides. Growing as an epiphyte in its native range, this prefers good drainage and a partly shady spot. Spreads very slowly, but definitely worth the wait. Some winter protection cold Z8 is best.

Price: $20.00
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Woodwardia unigemmata MD 15-16 Woodwardia unigemmata MD 15-16

Our China collection of this most remarkable species.  Favoring rich, moist areas which is required to pump up the nearly 6' in length frond volume.  These fronds extend out laxly horizontally which assists in their asexual reproduction from plantlets developing from the little furry balls - careful! - at frond's end.

Price: $30.00
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