Preuilly Fernery

Scientific Name

English Name

Size

Tolerates Dry?

Indigenous?

Evergreen?

Tolerates Lime?

Asplenium trichomanes ssp quadrivalens

Maidenhair Spleenwort

sml

No

Yes

Yes

Yes (prefers)

Cyrtomium fortunei

Fortunes Holly Fern

sml-

med

No

No (Japanese)

Dryopteris affinis

Scaly Male Fern

lge

No

Yes

Yes

Probably (heavy damp soil)

D. erythrosora

A Buckler Fern

lge

Yes

No (East Asian)

Yes

Matteuccia orientalis

Small Ostrich Fern

med-

lge

No

No (Asian)

No

M. struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern

lge

No

No (N. Eur)

No

No (but OK with neutral soil)

Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive Fern

med (very spread-ing)

No (needs a lot of water)

No (NA)

No

Osmunda regalis

Royal Fern

V. lge

No (must be damp)

Yes

No

No

Phyllitis scolopendrium cristata (syn. Asplenium scolpendrium cristatum)

Crested Harts Tongue Fern

sml

No

Yes

Yes

Yes (prefers)

Polystichum aculeatum

Hard Shield Fern

sml

med

Yes (must be dry in winter)

Yes

Yes

Yes

P. proliferum

Mother Shield Fern

lge (very spread-ing)

Yes (must be dry in winter)

No Australian

Yes

P. setiferum plumosum

Mossy Soft Shield Fern

med-

lge

Yes (must be dry in winter)

Yes

Yes

Yes

P. setiferum Herrenhausen

Soft Shield Fern ‘Herrenhausen’

med

Yes (must be dry in winter)

Yes

Yes

Yes