Usually colonizing open forest or disturbed areas, bracken has big, triangular fronds that rise on 2–7-ft. stalks. Found all overthe world, its subspecies differin minor details; P. a. pubescens is native to the West. Its coarse, much-divided fronds rise directlyfrom deep, running rootstocks.
Bracken is fine in untamed locations, but keep it out of the garden, where deep rootstocks make it a tough, invasive weed. Fiddleheads are carcinogenic.
Mostly native to the Mediterranean region, these mounding plants brighten spring bordersand rock garde...
Has goldengreen leaves with cream edges,shell pink flowers.
Native to Europe. Coarse,rather weedy garden plant to3 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, withfinely divided, br...