Cretan Brake, Ribbon Fern
Native to the subtropics and tropics, Pteris includes many small evergreens that are used in dish gardens, but P. cretica is large enough for landscape use.Pteris cretica
Easy to grow. Reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with thin fronds and long, narrow leaflets. Can naturalize in Southern California. Numerous varieties are 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.
From New Zealand. Grows to 30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. Feathery leaves 4–8 ft. long stand uprig...
Sprawling plant to 1–2 ft. tall and nearly a foot wide. Flowers are dark purple above and pale l...
Easy to grow. Reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with thin fronds and long, narrow leaflets. Can n...