2 Gallon Size. Western Sword Fern. These were spore-grown here so about as Port Townsend local as you can get! One of the truly great ferns and a memorable sight in Northwest forests where old-growth ferns easily reach 4' or more tall. Evergreen with a broadly vase-shaped habit, the fronds are used extensively in the floral industry. Tolerant of sun, rocks in light shade.
Japanese Tassel Fern. One of the really excellent evergreen ferns providing a delicately classic lacy fern texture in a well-mannered clumping habit. New growth is softly fuzzy. This is a no fuss no muss woodlander which asks for little except a good drink now and then.
This Japanese-Chinese-Korean species is the embodiment of an evergreen fern whose classic presentation is imbued with Samurai reserve and enlivened only by the amber scales on the stipe whose meaning of such ornament goes back thousands of years and which our inadequate Western minds cannot begin to grasp beyond that it's real purty.
An especially fine form of the Soft Shield Fern found wild in England during the Victorian era when fern collecting was a form of madness. Narrow evergreen 3' fronds with thin finely cut pinnae embodies elegance. This is the perfect container plant for your mega yacht under the awning on the fantail, pairing well with your lazing insouciant Afghan hounds.
Semi-evergreen fern with orderly ranks of slanted puckered and feathery pinnae which are the leaflets. Such foliar intricacy challenges Latin scientific description and has left more than one botanist mumbling incoherently and changing careers to become a long-haul trucker or didgeridoo busker. Hard to beat for that lacy delicate look in the shade garden and this takes dry conditions surprisingly well once established.
Dyce's Hybrid Fern. Named for Jimmy Dyce, one of the UK's late great fern guys, this is an outstanding garden plant. Vigorous and long fronds from 3'-4' long. These make a broadly spreading semi-evergreen vase and during spring and summer takes a backseat to no fern.
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