I have been thinking of planting some ferns in a very shady but usually moist bed (under an oak, magnolia and camellia) but I have ferns (not bracken) popping up all over the garden where I don't want them. would these be "wild" ones? And what would you suggest - I like the look of more upright, shuttlecock types, maybe evergreen but I don't want them seeding all over.
East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.
My favourites from our collection are:
Dryopteris erythrosora (evergreen)
Cyrtomium fortuneii (evergreen)
I have never know any of our ferns to self-seed, but perhaps that's because they are in pots on a paved patio (and I have no clue what a fern seedling looks like and have probably weeded them out!).