Plant name - Polystichum rigens
Plant size - Height to 0.6m, spread to 0.6m
Hardiness - Fully Hardy down to -20c
Ideal for - Sheltered flower beds and pots
Position - Full to part shade
Flowering - Grown for foliage
Pot Size - 17cm
Description - This evergreen fern is a native of Britain, with soft, green fronds that emerge upright before unfurling and falling open. Try it among other foliage plants at the front of a shady, well-drained, border or beneath deciduous trees. Either cut back the old foliage in early Jan/Feb to allow space for spring bulbs, or leave them in place until April when the new fronds appear.