Soquel Nursery Growers
Ferns and Fernlike Perennials
When you are looking for ferns on our weekly availability listing, you will see the prefix fe in front of their botanical
names. We do that so they will sort together alphabetically.                                                               
                                                                                                                          
Adiantum hispidulum        
Rosy Maidenhair Fern
Airy leaflets emerge rosy brown and mature to green. Grows outdoors in mild areas.
Shade, regular water.  Grows to 1' tall.  Can be cut back to refresh foliage.
Adiantum pedatum
Northern Maidenhair Fern
Deciduous fern. Shade. Black stems displaying several delicate fronds in a finger-like
pattern. 1-3'x1-3'. Regular water. Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
no photo yet
Adiantum raddianum Fragrans
Maidenhair Fern
Airy green leaflets on slender black stems.  Grows outdoors in mild areas.  Shade,
regular water.  Grows to 18"' tall.  Can be cut back to refresh foliage. Protect from
snails.
Adiantum raddianum 'Pacific Maid'
Maidenhair Fern
Evergreen fern. Shade. Delicate, compact, pinnate fronds with rounded leaflets. 1'x1'.
Regular water. Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
no photo yet
Adiantum x tracyi
Tracy's Hybrid Maidenhair Fern
Fern.  Airy green leaflets on slender black stems.  Grows outdoors in mild areas.  
Shade, regular water.  Grows to 18"' tall.  Can be cut back to refresh foliage. Protect
from snails.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'
Foxtail Asparagus  
      
Fern-like perennial.  Fluffy upright stems to 2'.  Grow in sun or shade.  Fleshy roots
allow some drought tolerance but best with regular water.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri Compacta'
Compact Sprenger Asparagus  
      
Fern-like perennial.  Fluffy arching stems to 2' long.  Sun or shade. Drought tolerant
but best with regular water. Great in containers. Very easy to grow.
Asparagus retrofractus
Ming Fern  
      
Shrubby perennial.  Fluffy foliage on silvery upright stems to 3-6' tall. Grow in sun or
shade.  Drought tolerant but best with regular water. Slow growing. Great in
containers.
Asparagus setaceus
Fern Asparagus (aka plumosa)
Fern-like perennial. Full sun/partial shade. Soft feather-like leaves.  3'x2'. Regular
water.
Asparagus virgatus
Broom Fern
Fern-like perennial.  Fluffy arching stems to 3' x 2'.  Sun or shade. Drought tolerant
but best with regular water. Great in containers. Very easy to grow.
Asplenium bulbiferum
Mother Fern
Graceful, light green foliage with unique plantlets forming on fronds. Grow in shade.
Grow outdoors in mild areas. Regular water. Protect from snails.
Athyrium 'Branford Rambler'
Running Lady Fern
Deciduous fern. Shade. Clump forming, spreading habit with upright fronds. 2'x18".
Regular water. Plant in rich, well-drained soil.
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Athyrium filix-femina
Lady Fern
Deciduous fern. Shade. Large, lacy, light green fronds and clumping, upright habit.
3'x30". Regular water. Plant in rich, well-drained soil. North American native.
no photo yet
Blechnum gibbum
Dwarf Tree Fern (Silver Lady)
Evergeen tree fern. Shade or light shade. Slow growth to 3' x 3'. Likes moist,
well-drained acidic soil with compost. Native to Fiji. Regular water.
Blechnum spicant
Deer Tongue Fern
Evergreen fern. Shade-part shade. Glossy dark green fronds. 2'x2'. Plant in moist,
well drained, acidic soil with lots of organic matter. Native to Pacific Northwest.
no photo yet
Cyathea cooperi
Australian Tree Fern
Evergreen tree fern. Part shade. Lacy fronds to 8' long. Fast growth to 10' tall or
more. Regular water.
Davallia trichomanoides
Rabbit's Foot Fern
Evergreen fern. Shade or part shade. Finely textured foliage. Creeping furry rhizomes.
To 1'x2'. Needs well drained soil. Moderate water.
Dicksonia antarctica
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Large, slow growing tree fern with fronds to  5' long. Trunk can reach 15' tall,
eventually. Grow in  semi-shade with regular water.
Dryopteris australis
Dixie Wood Fern
Deciduous fern. Shade. Upright clumping habit to 4'x5'. Spreads slowly by rhizomes.
Native to southeastern US. Moderate to regular water.
Dryopteris 'Robust Male'       
Hybrid Male Fern
Deciduous fern with lush foliage to 3' wide. Grow in part shade with regular water.
Microlepia strigosa      
Asian Lace Fern
Upright grower to 3' tall with frilly fronds. Grow in shade to semi-shade.  Can take
lower water than  some ferns.
Nephrolepis biserrata
Macho Fern
Evergreen fern. Part sun to shade. Bold textured upright fronds to 3'x3'. Slowly
spreading. Native to Florida & Mexico. High water.
no photo yet
Nephrolepis cordifolia       
Southern Sword Fern
Vigorous grower with sword-like, upright fronds to 3' tall. Spreads underground and
can grow out of bounds. Grow in semi-shade to shade with regular to moderate
water.
Nephrolepis Lemon Button       
Lemon Button Fern
Compact grower to 12" tall and wide with small, button-like fronds that smell slightly
like lemons. Grow in shade. Outdoors in mild areas only.
Pellaea falcata        
Australian Cliff-Brake  
      
Fern, evergreen.  Shiny, attractive fronds to 18" tall. Grow in shade to semi-shade
with regular water.
Pellaea rotundifolia        
Button Fern
One of the all-time favorite ferns with bronzy, round leaves arranged neatly on wiry
stems.  Grow outdoors in mild areas with regular water and semi-shade.
Polystichum munitum        
Western Sword Fern
Native to the west coast with classic, sword-like leaves to 3' tall and wide.  Mature
plants are majestic. Grow in part to full shade with regular to low water.
Pteris cretica albolineata
Ribbon Fern
Evergreen fern. Part to full shade. 30" x 24". Moderate to regular water. Can be used
as houseplant in cool conditions.
Variety shown is 'Silver Ribbon'
Rumohra adiantiformis        
Leatherleaf Fern
Often used in floral arrangements.  Dark green fronds can reach 2' tall. Spreads
slowly by rhizomes.  Grow in shade to semi-shade with regular water.
Woodwardia fimbriata
Giant Chain Fern
Fern, evergreen.  Our largest native fern, it almost resembles a tree fern. Reaches
3-6' tall.  Grow in shade to semi-shade with regular to moderate water.
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Soquel Nursery Growers
3645 North Main Street Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 475-3533 ~ (800) 552-0802 ~ (831) 475-1608 fax
PLEASE NOTE:
We don't grow everything on our website every year.
Some items are only available for a brief period of time seasonally.
See our
2015 Catalog for what we plan to grow this year.
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Weekly Availability page for what is ready now.
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