Though these small- to medium-size ferns are not striking in overall appearance, they have charmingly detailed foliage, with leaves divided into little narrow to roundish leaflets. Once established, they tolerate drier conditions than most other ferns do. All need well-drained soil.Pellaea rotundifolia
From Australia, New Zealand. Grows 1 to 2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Spreading stalks hold small, evenly spaced, rounded leaflets that are dark green and leathery. Use for contrast with finer-textured ferns or in mixed container plantings where fronds will spill attractively over the sides. Regular water. Pretty houseplant in bright indirect light; tolerates dry indoor air.
Grows 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. White flowers with chartreuse blotch; mid to late season.
See Chrysanthemum frutescens
From South Africa. Grows to 6 in. tall, but stems trail to considerable length or drape over rocks, wa...