When you think shade, you think ferns. Ferns are extremely versatile and there is a fern for every spot in the garden. Most ferns love shade, however some varieties do tolerate sunny areas very well. Above is a combination of part sun/shade loving varieties that will clean up the most dark and damp area of any garden! You can be very loose with planting, simply plant the ferns where there is room, keeping a rough 0.5 space between them so they can establish.
Width required: No minimum, this combination can fit into any under planting situation.
Hedge - Griselinia littoralis (Broadleaf) - 0.5,
Tree - Pseudopanax ferox - 0.5m
Underplanting - Pittosporum Golfball - 0.5m
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Green
This simple and elegant mix of ferns is perfect for any damn, shady area of your garden. Planted in shade under trees or on the South side of your property.
More commonly known as the hen and chicken fern commonly grows in lowland bush throughout New Zealand and is also commercially grown and sold. This fern belongs to the Aspleniaceae family and thrives in many conditions from shade to partial sunlight. It is also suitable and popular as an indoor plant, including areas with low light. The versatile fern has dark green arching fronds which can grow up to 1 metre.