Ferns plants and species
Ferns are a versatile garden plant and fern plants many varieties available for sale for garden or landscaping.
This diverse group of plants are perhaps typified by the foliage which are the leaves of the fern plant.
It is the way that the fronds are divided that provides the immense diversity in the world of ferns. The size of the fronds also varies from the giant fronds of tree ferns to small species a few inches tall. Ferns from from rhizomes which have an underground root system.
Ancient and non flowering, ferns provide a variety of excellent garden plants for sale both online and in nurseries across Australia
Ferns Plant Profile and Growing Notes
Ferns have been an important garden and indoor plant for centuries. This ancient group of plants require little attention in the garden and ferns are a tough bunch once established. Ferns have no flowers petals or seeds, it is the foliage that make them so versatile.
The maiden hair fern is readily available for sale and is a beautiful and delicate plant suitable for moist shady areas. To the other extreme tree ferns are large and add structure to the garden. The Cheilanthes species provides us with ferns that will cope with sunny and drier conditions.
Fern varieties and uses
- Tree Ferns – Widely found in Australia including Cyathea and Dicksonia. Tree ferns make excellent large landscaping ferns.
- Maidenhair Ferns – Adiantum species include a variety of Maidenhair Ferns used widely indoors.
- Asplenium – A varied group of ferns that include the Birds Nest Fern
- Blechnum – Another large group of ferns with Blechnum Nudum being a good garden specimen
- Dryopteris – Also known as the wood fern or sheild fern depending on species
- Pellaea – Pellaea rotundifolia is from Australia and new Zealand, another good garden species
- Pteris – Also known as the Brake Fern Pteris fern species include the easy to grow Pteris tremula
- Elkhorn and Staghorn Ferns – The easier to grow of the two is the Elkhorn Fern, usually mounted of a tree fern backing.
You May also be interested in:
- Maidenhair Ferns
- Pteris Ferns
- Elkhorn Ferns
- Tassel Ferns
- Asplenium Ferns
- Tree Maidenhair Fern
- Blechnum Ferns
Do all ferns require the same growing conditions?
The answer is no, Different fern varieties require
- different moisture
- different light
- different temperature
Fern Nurseries, Mail Order Nurseries, Specialist Nurseries,Retail Nurseries, Wholesale Nurseries, Garden Centers, Plant Nurseries and Australian Export Nurseries.
Ferns plants and species are available for sale online from the following nurseries
1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road Kinglake West 3757
Offering a specialist variety of Australian native Ferns plus Dendrobium/Dockrillia & Sarcochilus species & hybrids in pots, loose, or mounted. Species Cymbidium sauve and maddidum.
442 Russells Road, Pine Mountain Ipswich QLD 4306 - phone: 07 54643976
Pine Mountain Nursery is a mail order plant nursery and also specialises in breeding elite agapanthus, clivia and other warm climate bulbs.
507 Belgrave-Gembook Rd, Cockato, Victoria, 3781
Ferns and Tree Ferns, Tasmanian Tree Ferns. Ferns and Bromeliads on Tree Fern Backing Boards, Bromeliads, Kangaroo Paw, Sphagnum Moss, Hypoestes Phyllostachya, Phalaenopsis.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
THE HANGING GARDEN – phone: 03 5983 5431 fax: 03 5983 5542
61 Coolart Rd Balnarring Victoria 3926
Wholesale, Retail and Mail order. Tree fern, Stag / Elkhorn and other Ferns, Orchids, Bromeliads.
FERNWORLD AUSTRALIAPTY LTD – phone: (03) 9551 1285 Fax – (03) 9551 4843
572 Heatherton Road, Clayton South, VIC 3169
Wholesale, retail and exporting. We specialise in Ferns, Grass Trees, Palms, Water Plants and Water gardens.
FERNGARDENS Peter & Lynda Lee – phone: 03 9796 8571 Fax: 03 9796 8571
20 Glen Vista Drive Narre Warren North Victoria 3804
Suppliers of Elks, Fern Baskets and Kangaroo Paw
LONSDALE FERN WHOLESALERS – phone: 08 8326 0707 fax: 08 8384 7517
21 Christie Road Lonsdale SA 5160
Suppliers of quality Ferns, Silver Lady, Maiden Hair, Hen & chicken fern, Island Beauty & more hardy varieties.
COOL WATER FERN NURSERY – phone: (03) 52373283
539 Amiets Rd Wyelangta (via Colac) VIC 3237
Propogators of cool climate ferns in cell trays of 110 cells Catalogue available
HEATHERDALE FERN NURSERY – phone:(03) 9873 0223
61 Heatherdale Rd Ringwood VIC 3134
Specialist Fern Nursery. Also selling terracotta pots, palms, seedlings, potting mix and fertilizer.