This wonderful, robust, strong evergreen fern from Chile is by far the most distinctive of our few reliably hardy evergreen ferns. Growing to 3 ft or more, it has thick, leathery dark green pinnatifid fronds. It spreads quite easily, in time developing into a colony, and will form a dramatic impact to your garden.
IMPORTANT! Firstly sterilise the compost with boiling water, or by using the microwave until hot enough to kill all other seeds or living contents, fungal/algal spores etc. Cover the container with a loose lid, but not airtight as it may explode. When cool, sow spores thinly onto damp compost DO NOT water in, this will bury them. Cover pot with cling-film and keep in a well-lit spot at room temperature eg a window sill. Ferns take many months to germinate. When 1-2 cm wide plant into normal compost in small pots and grow on.
Common name:Seersucker fern