Native plants

Sweet fern

Scientific name: Pteris macilenta

Fern - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony

About Sweet fern

A often coastal endemic to NZ vigorous growing fern, often colonises under decks, dry rockeries, cliff faces or dry open forest. Good hardy species that works well as a pot plant.