Cretan Brake, Ribbon Fern
Native to the subtropics and tropics, Pteris includes many small evergreens that are usedin dish gardens, but those thatfollow are large enough for landscape use.Pteris cretica
Easy to grow. Reaches 2 1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, with thin fronds and long, narrow leaflets. Can naturalize in Southern California. Numerousvarieties available, some with forked or crested fronds, others variegated. ‘Albolineata’ (P. c. albolineata, P. nipponica) has a broad white band down the center of each leaflet. ‘Mayi’ is like ‘Albolineata’ but with crested tips.
To 30 ft. high, 15 ft. wide. Feathery leaves 4 to 8 ft. long stand upright from a prominent bulge at t...
Easy to grow. Reaches 2 1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, with thin fronds and long, narrow leaflets. Can n...
From Colombia. Sprawling plant, 1 to 2 ft. high, nearly a foot wide. Flowers dark purple above, pale l...