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Ferns for our gardens

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  Adiantum aleuticum  
 


Adiantum aleuticum


A medium-sized fern, leafs are greyish-green and very fine divided.
Hardy, Zone 5. In our gardens a very nice contrast to the large leafs of Hosta and Christmasroses.

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  Adiantum venustum  
 

Adiantum venustum


A small fern with dark-green nearly triangular blades and short-creeping rhizome. Grows well under medium light in humid environments. Fronds up to 30 cm are bi- to tripinnate.
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  Arachniodes standishii  
 

Arachniodes standishii


A medium-sized fern with semi-erect to erect rhizomes. Fronds up to four-pinnate, fine divided and nearly triangular. Grows well under medium light in moist garden soil.
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  Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispa'  
 

Asplenium scolopendrium
'Crispa'

'Crispa' is a variety with densely wavy frond-margins. Fronds are steril. Hardy, Zone 5. Grows well under medium light. Propagation only from basal pieces of the stipes or division older plants.
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  Asplenium scolopendrium 'Cristata'  
 

Asplenium scolopendrium
'Cristata'

A small fern with differently crisped frond-tips. It is very hardy and grows up to 40 cm. Best grown under medium to high light.
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  Thumbs/tn_Asplenium scolopendrium  
 

Asplenium scolopendrium


A. scolopendrium tolerates in contrast to most other ferns lime in the soil. Fronds up to 50 cm. The genus contains five species and is nativ to North America, Europe and Asia.
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  Asplenium trichomanes  
 

Asplenium trichomanes


Maidenhair spleenwort is easy to grow. It is characterized by dark rachises and pinnate blades with rounded to oblong pinnae. It is nativ to Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
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  Asplenium ruta-muraria  
 

Asplenium ruta-muraria


A very hardy small fern with clumped rhizomes. A. ruta-muraria is characterized by irregularly bipinnate fronds and mostly fan-shaped pinnules. The species is nativ to North America, Europe and Asia. It typically grows on limestone.
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  Athyrium filix-femina  
 

Athyrium filix-femina


Athyrium is a favorite in temperate climates and very easy to grow. It's species and varieties grow readily from spores. Sori are mostly comma-shaped, sometimes round. An indusium is present. Athyrium is nativ worldwide.
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  Athyrium niponicum 'Metallicum'  
 

Athyrium niponicum
'Metallicum'

A nip. 'Metallicum' is a variegated form with reddish and gray-silver colours. The colour develop best in high light but without directly sun. A. niponicum is nativ to China and Japan.

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