Sturdy ferns useful for landscaping in mild climates. Both species described here can take fairly dry soil—drier than is usual for ferns. Both are hardy to 28°F/–2°C.Microlepia strigosa
Native to tropical Asia. Robust fern with delicate dark green fronds. Grows to 2–3 ft. tall and wide. Sometimes sold as M. speluncae.
Grow these South African bulbs for the spikes of tubular, hyacinthlike blossoms that appear at the top...
Native to India. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Dull green, delicately cut, triangular fronds...
Perennial, from the cloud forests of Chiapas, Mexico. Many 1 1/2–2-ft. stems form a relaxed clum...