Stock Number: 11619
Slowly creeping footed fern topped with leathery flared strap fronds (usually a foot long) with overlapping terminal crest giving the effect of an insane hairdresser's attempt to perm an afro with sea kelp. Rare & difficult.
Stock Number: 10666
"Leather Strapleaf Fern" Short compact rhizome gives rise to ranked dark toned fronds with parchment texture decorated by curious depressed parallel veins (giving a washboard effect) decorating the upright furls with maroon thick midribs. Fab. Typically sent as a mossed division. We are keeping the name as received fro...
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Stock Number: 10667
"Banana Leaf Fern" Black rhizomes topped by incredible cream green fronds with radiating dark veins creating a mosaic. Due to the foliage texture resembling reptile skin, this is newly declared "Crocodyllus" and so patented as #13653! Quite remarkable that a species popular for a century can suddenly be patented! Long ...
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Stock Number: 10671
"Terrestrial Elkhorn Fern" The elegant upright jade like flat strap fronds terminate in fabulous crests. Excellent, hanging basket subject best known as Microsorium polycarpum grandiceps. If you like these crested "Elkhorns" be sure to refer also to the fabulously crested Campyloneuron phyllitidis cristatum also offere...
Stock Number: 10672
"Dwarf Terrestrial Elkhorn Fern" The elegant upright jade like flat strap fronds terminate in fabulous crests. Excellent, more compact version of the above also good for hanging baskets but also good for larger wardian cases and growlight setups. Excellent "Dwarf Terrestial Elkhorn" with stout bright green simple frond...
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Stock Number: 10664
. "Saw Tooth Kelp Fern" formerly M. intergifolium serrulatum. From strong woody surface root stalks arise dramatic ranks of tall membraneous erect strap fronds with their entire undulating glossed margins heavily toothed--a good first candidate to try to grow in this category of dramatic footed ferns with elaborate ere...
Stock Number: 14002
"Fishtail Fern" Large; frond tips fork into sections; this is a very large statured robust fern demanding a considerable space when mature--as tolerates full sun, now also a popular deck subject--but will take some time to achieve its full potential. Jones classifies this ornate cultivar as Nephrolepis falcata forma fu...
Stock Number: 14009
"Tatting ribbon Fern" Small erect, then somewhat arched fronds with all pinnae reduced to rounded buttons along the rachis--larger statured than N.C. 'Duffii' with appearance of Pellaea rotundifolia. Also called 'Patty Roosevelt' even though, like all the cordifolia cultivars, this forms weird subsurface tubercules res...
Stock Number: 14004
"Floral Fantasy Fern" Upright rachis sports monstrose and undulate pinnae. Rather tolerant of dry conditions, thus a handsome house plant for a vertical effect. Must have full sun to flourish and maintain its leathery rigidness--an thus not a successful house plant for most people. Very slow growing selection.
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Stock Number: 11649
Very dark green mounding "Dwarf Petticoat Fern" with fronds closely ranked with glossy crinkly pinnae; when a frond reaches 6" to 8" it starts to crest by forking and reforking at the tips. Give this little forker good light and keep evenly moist. Excellent houseplant; fabulous conservatory showoff.
Stock Number: 14014
"Golden Boston Fern" The heavy fronds are solid chartreuse yellow; makes a striking hanging basket subject; yet seems astoundingly similar to the golden variegated cultivar offered below in this listing of exaltata cultivars. Known as 'Delilah' in Australia & South America; as "Blond" in California.
Stock Number: 14021
"Fringed Vase Boston" This can take a fair amount of sun. Very congested grower with many "fringed" ruffles all along the rachis of each frond. We highly recommend for those needing a tight growing and slightly upright profiled fern. Sometimes labelled "Emerald Vase" or even (quite incorrectly) as "Floral Fantasy." Rem...
Stock Number: 14025
A select dwarf clone from Michael Hubbard, larger than 'Wanamaka' but with similar erect bunched habit. Easy houseplant for limited space.
Stock Number: 11653
"Pom Pon" could easily be called "The Cheerleaders' Fern"--but of course we will not stoop to such sorry humor! This is such a well behaved small statured Nephrolepis noted for each pinnae being quite rounded in outline that both growers and the public take to it instantly. The color is very consistenly a bright green ...
Stock Number: 14031
"Roosevelt Fern" Each pinna crests only at the end--if it crests at all. Unusual 'Gloriosa'selection with extremely elongated 4' plus fronds, some without crests, others exceptionally frilled. From an heirloom plant shared by F. W. Boehringer. ' Possibly a renaming or confused name for the old cultivar known as 'Norwoo...
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Stock Number: 11554
"Table" fern or small hanging basket...considered to be a quick, reliable, wonderfully improved selection between 'Compacta' and 'Teddy Jr.'--but then, we believe any line for a while. This fern really fits its name, "Sassy," appearing fresh and pert with multiple re-divided pinnae, yet these highly ruffled fronds are ...
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Stock Number: 11586
Dwarf lacy selection--unlike most extremely delicate types, if adaquate moving air is available, the fronds do not discolor & brown easily, even though layer after layer of froth develops on each frond. Avoid excessive humidity; best with good air movement--thus even though it has the perfect appearance for your Wa...
Stock Number: 14034
Deep green recurved pinnae criss-cross; very packed fronds with geometric riffs & valleys: combines the most levels developing the most congested fronds of any cultivar we know and thus needs high humidity with excellent air movement to prevent rot and algae buildup in the interior of these thick multi-layered fron...
Stock Number: 11405
The true "Variegated Boston Fern" with long dramatic fronds, with the individual pinnae green, gold, or typically striped green and gold--remarkably beautiful, certainly rare. Although a late Victorian selection, this has recently re-marketed this as "Tiger." Requires very bright indirect light and adequate air m...
Stock Number: 14035
"Verona Lace Fern" Very finely cut, lacy Boston cultivar from the old Easterbrook collection. One of the old standbys which vanished from the trade because of its insistence on relaible levels of humidity, but still excellent for extravagantly large hanging basket displays if proper conditions can be met. Sometimes the...
Stock Number: 11500
"Royal Fern" Given a moist location with protection from severe sunstroke, this will easily outlive any gardener: a long term project worth your patience as the elegant foliage arises in a more dramatic display every year. In very limited stock.
Stock Number: 10700
Dark emerald oval pinnae on erect fronds forming an attractive small fern. Requires lime to maintain deep tones as it grows to become a handsome house plant requiring pebble tray conditions.
Stock Number: 10702
"Button Fern" Dime-sized round dark green leaflets on wiry stems--perfect for the tall terrarium as long as the soil is sweet (a lime lover); much darker green and larger statured than Nephrolepis 'Duffii' the other "Button Fern." Newly offered again in 2012.
Stock Number: 10960
Rosette of knife-shaped fronds. Can often be grown outside in a milder clime than ours. This is the famous "Hart's Tongue" fern. Needs cool temps during the winter.
Stock Number: 13040
While the most commonly found of all the "Staghorn Ferns" in cultivation, still one of the most beautiful off setting types--with the added attraction of thriving indoors.
Stock Number: 10900
"Blue Star Bears' Paw" Broad loose and just modestly lobed erect fronds from white toned rhizomes. This is not the wild form seen in trees in the south and it is not the ruffled "Mandianum" type! This "Blue Star" is a selected form of the species with strongly upright frond growth habit and good glacous blue color when...
Stock Number: 11424
Manda's "Crisped Blue Fern" still offered as Polypodium 'Mandianum' in the trade. Over stout basal "Hare's Foot" rhizomes clothed with silery blond hair arise graceful glaucous blue fronds with wavy deep lobes. May take considerable time to establish, but worth the effort. We will take a division of this upon rec...
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Stock Number: 11114
The "Naked Rabbit Foot Fern," so called as the small bright chalk white rhizomes are not furred but seem to flow over the surface, dividing like "E.T.'s Fingers" under a very low canopy of beautiful delicately lobed bluish fronds. Easy once established--a tremendous performer on a mossed topiary globe..
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Stock Number: 11604
Available from time to time. Check on availability. This footed fern sported dark glossy fronds and green foot with brown hairs. Rather interesting plant in the "Bear's Paw" fern group. Sometimes the common name of this plant is "Kangaroo Paw." It is also listed under the name Phymatosorus diversifolius which might be ...
Stock Number: 11152
"Painted Rock Fern" Miniature deep green fern; perfect for cool large terrarium or wardian case, while hardy enough for the protected woodland or sheltered trough.