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Onychium Japonicum~ Arching clump of finest lacy light green fronds. Plant in nearly full sun to full shade in well drained, moist soil. Carrot ferns are not drought tolerant. Size: 16” Zones 8 to 10. Evergreen.
CHAMPION'S WOOD FERN
Dryopteris championii~ Large, airy & arching fern with ovate, bright green bipinnate fronds. New fronds emerge late spring & very showy winter fern. Plant in partial sun to light shade & well drained soil. Zones 5 to 9. Height: 2’ to 3’ tall. Evergreen.
CHILEAN PALM FERN
Blechnum chilense~ Thick, robust, very attractive dark green pinnatifid fronds. Plant in nearly full sun to nearly full shade in moist soil. Height: 2 to 5 feet. Stoloniferous. Zones 7b-9. Evergreen.
Polystichum acrostichoides~ Semi-upright, arching, polished green, lanceolate fronds with 20-30 pairs of pinnae. Plant in partial sun to full shade & well drained, moist soil. Zones 3 to 9. Size: 12” to 24”. Evergreen.
Osmundadastrum cinnamoea~ Upright, arching plume-like green sterile fronds with attractive, cinnamon colored fertile fronds in the center. Makes a showy display. Plant in partial sun to full shade & moist soil. Zones 2 to 10. Height: 3 to 5 feet tall. Deciduous.
CLIVICOLA HOLLY FERN
Cyrtomium fortunei var. 'Clivacola'~ More compact form of Fortune’s Holly Fern, upright arching soft yellow-green fronds made of 12 to 25 pairs of leaflets that are more angled. Plant in afternoon to full shade & well drained, moist soil. Height: 24”. Zones 5 to 10. Evergreen.
COVILLE'S LIP FERN
Cheilanthes covillei~ Attractive rock garden fern with upright soft grey-green fronds made up of 10-12 pairs of pinnae with crinkled like beads on the front & intensely hairy on the backsides. Plant in light shade to full sun in well drained soil. Size: 6”-12”. Zones 7 to 9. Evergreen.
CRESTED HART'S TONGUE FERN
Phyllitis scolopendrium 'Cristata'~ Semi-upright straped fronds are erect with heart shaped bases & attractively crested apexes. Plant in partial sun to medium shade in well drained, moist soil, responds well to basic soil with lime added. Zones 4 to 9. Size: 12” to 24”. Evergreen.
CRESTED MAIDENHAIR SPLEENWORT
Asplenium trichomanes 'Cristatum'~ Cute rock garden or showpeice fern with dark stems & 20 to 30 pair of round to oblong matte green pinnae with mild to extensively crested terminal tips. Plant in partial to moderate shade. Size: 4”-8”. Zones 3 to 9. Evergreen.
CRESTED MALE FERN
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'~ Robust, shuttlecock fronds with each wavy pinnae crested & crisped with green tassels atop the frond tops. Plant in partial sun to full shade & well drained soil. Size: 2 to 4 feet. Zones 4 to 8. Semi-Evergreen.
CRESTED MARTINDALE MALE FERN
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Martindale Crested'~ Showy, robust, lance shaped fronds with widely spaced narrow pinnae with terminal crests/tassels. Plant in partial sun to full shade & well drained soil. Size: 2 to 3 feet. Zones 4 to 8. Semi-Evergreen.
CRESTED SURF JAPANESE PAINTED FERN
Athyrium niponicum ’Crested Surf’~ A spreading mound of spectacular color zones of burgundy, grey & dark green with added double crested tips. Plant in afternoon to light shade for best affect. 20-24 inches tall. Zones 3 to 8; Deciduous.
CRESTED TONGUE FELT FERN
Pyrrosia lingua var. lingua 'Cristata'~ Open thick, wide, leathery green fronds twist exposing the cinnamon colored sori underneath plus significant cresting. Increases by spreading rhizomatic stems. Plant in partial sun to light shade well drained soil, does well on sloping ground or well drained pot. Zones 8 to 10. Size: 8” to 15”. Evergreen.
CRESTED WHITE STRIPED CRETAN BRAKE FERN
Pteris cretica 'Mayii'~ Beautiful, arching mound of bicolored green with creamy white centers, thickly textured, lanceolate fronds with two to four pairs of undivided pinnae plus a long crested pinnae. Plant in afternoon to full shade in well drained, moist soil. Size: 1 to 2 feet Zones 8 to 10. Evergreen.
CURLED GOLDEN SCALED MALE FERN
Dryopteris affinis crispa~ Tall, magnificent fern with wavy margined pinnae & new growth of bright yellow green,reaching up to 4 feet. Plant in partial sun to full shade & well drained soil. Zone 4 to 8. Height 3-4 feet. Evergreen.