Small evergreen perennial fern with short stems ascending from branched rhizomes clothed with scales. Leaves to 20 – 30 cm tall usually 3-times branched with thick, crispy-firm, egg-shaped blades. Grows in fairly dry, rocky, open sites (cliffs, ledges, crevices, talus slopes) at low to high elevations. Potential garden ornamental for the dry rock garden. Photo by Moralea Milne. Click here for propagation information.
Delicate, small fern, up to 30 cm tall. Attractive ornamental for the dry, shady rock garden. Plant in well-drained, moist, organic soil. Provide some moisture during the first year of establishment. Mulch the area around the plant with leaf mulch. Photo by Moralea Milne. Click here for propagation information.
Small, tufted evergreen fern up to 35 cm tall. Leaves green on top and golden beneath, growing from numerous short darkly-scaled rhizomes. Blades broadly triangular in outline. Attractive ornamental for a rocky garden. Grows in dry, open to partly shaded, rocky slopes and crevices and shallow-soil meadows. Plant in well-drained soil and provide some moisture during the first year of establishment. Photo by Dave Polster. Click here for propagation information.
Small to medium sized evergreen fern to 70 cm tall (but often much smaller). Fronds grow from creeping, reddish-brown, scaly, licorice-flavoured rhizomes. A useful and attractive rock garden plant for areas where winter greenery and ground cover is desired (Brickell et al. 1997). Plant in sun or partial shade into well-drained sandy or humic soil. Anchor rhizomes just below the surface with stones or wire clips (Hay 1987). Provide regular moisture during the first year of establishment. Photo by Dave Polster. Click here for propagation information.