Lygodium flexuosum, a slender and graceful climbing fern. Fronds stipitate-pinnate with the pinnules again pinnate or variously lobed or sub-palmate. Lygodium flexuosum is a useful medicinical plant. It is expectorant and antibacterial.

Lygodium flexuosum, a slender and graceful climbing fern. Fronds stipitate-pinnate with the pinnules again pinnate or variously lobed or sub-palmate. Lygodium flexuosum is a useful medicinical plant. It is expectorant and antibacterial.

Kidney ferns, on Rangitoto Island. Also found in other areas, we used to have some on our farm in the rural Rotorua area.

When walking/tramping, there are some fascinating plants to view, these are kidney ferns, on Rangitoto Island. Also found in other areas, we used to have some on our farm in the rural Rotorua area.

Asplenium 'Crissie' is a beautiful new birds nest fern with a bowl or basket shape. The fronds have wavy margins and as the plant matures the ends of the fronds become branched or "fingered" forming a very distinct look.     Asplenium ferns are excellent plants for making statements in and around the office and house.

Bird's Nest Fern - Asplenium nidus Crissie-An amazingly easy to grow form of the popular Bird's Nest Fern. This selection has more fronds that end in ornate cresting! Like many epiphytic ferns, this plant likes to dry out a bit before being watered

The Northern Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum pedatum (Polypodiales - Pteridaceae) It features finely-textured, somewhat frilly fronds which have curved stalks and are palmately-divided. Photo credit: ©Richard Droker (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Northern Maidenhair Fern- Adiantum pedatum The Northern Maidenhair Fern, Adiantum pedatum (Polypodiales - Pteridaceae) is a deciduous, clump-forming fern, native to Eastern North America.

Hart's tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)  Mature size: 20 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, well-drained soil, moist soil. Hardiness: Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9 but winter color is best in Zones 8 and 9

Container Gardens for Chilly Weather

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