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modcowdesignmodcowdesign WandsworthPosts: 8
can anybody recommend a large fern native to the British Isles. The Australian Fern is too big for my needs.



  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,386
    Dryopteris filix mas gets fairly large, fronds up to 5 feet long.
  • modcowdesignmodcowdesign WandsworthPosts: 8
    Thanks, that sounds good to me.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    The biggest native fern is Osmunda regalis, the Royal Fern - up to 2m tall.  It likes wet soil.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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