Evergreen ferns noted for their symmetrical, formal appearance; some form a small trunk. Plants dislike overhead watering when air is humid or still.
Native to Brazil and Peru. This dwarf tree fern grows to 4 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Nearly erect fronds grow in compact clusters and are reddish when young. ‘Crispum’ has elegantly ruffled fronds.Blechnum gibbum
Native to Fiji. Dwarf tree fern with 3-ft.-wide crown of fronds atop a slender trunk that eventually reaches 3 ft. high.
Native to South America. Spreads slowly in cool, moist, sheltered places to make patches of refined-looking, 4–8-in. fronds. Sterile fronds have wider lobes than fertile ones. Needs frost protection in Zones 4–6. Can be used as a houseplant.
Native primarily to coastal forests of Northern California and Northwest. Glossy deep green fern with two strikingly different kinds of fronds: sterile ones are 1 3/4 in. wide, spreading or angled, 1–3 ft. tall; fertile ones are narrower and stiffly erect, with slender, widely spaced leaflets. Forms a clump to 3 ft. wide.
Native to South Africa. Evergreen; will die to the ground in extreme cold. Sword-like leaves grow to 2...
Native to the Ozarks. Grows to 2–3 ft. high, 2 ft. wide. Drooping yellow to orange-yellow rays s...
Much-branched shrubs grow to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide, with typically sparse foliage that tends to dr...