Evergreen ferns noted for their symmetrical, formal appearance; some form a small trunk. Plants dislike overhead watering when air is humid or still.Blechnum brasiliense
Native to Brasil, Peru. This evergreen fern grows 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide. Nearly erect fronts grow in clusters, 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.
These natives of Europe and Asia Minor perform best in cold-winter climates. Closely related to and of...
Deciduous. Blooms in late spring, bearing 2 1/2 -in. flowers in pink, rosy red, or white on 4–6-...
Native to Arizona, Mexico. To 3 to 6 ft. high and wide. Resembles bamboo, with slender, woody stems se...