These Ferns should be placed in the snuggest quarters of the hardy fernery, and care should be taken to protect them during severe cold.
Vancouveria - V. hexandra is a most graceful and distinct plant, 10 to 18 inches high, with light fern-like leaves and slender spikes of pale flowers, and is a charming plant for the fernery and rock garden, best in peaty soil.
Any of the Pyrolas are worth growing in thin mossy copses on light sandy vegetable soil, or in moist and half-shady parts of the rock garden or the fernery, where they make neat evergreen carpets, flowering in summer.
O. vulgatum is a native Fern not often seen in gardens; found in most meadows; and the best position for it therefore is in colonies in the hardy fernery or the moist stiff soil in the rock garden.
It is scarcely refined enough in leaf for the flower garden, but is effective near the rougher approaches of a hardy fernery, in open glades near woodland walks, or in any like position.
Woodwardias thrive under the ordinary conditions of the hardy fernery, and succeed in a shady position if they have a light peaty soil that is moist in summer.
Selaginella - A few hardy kinds of this large family of Lycopods are valuable for carpeting the fernery or clothing shady spots in the rock garden.
It is fit for the hardy fernery, shady peat borders, near cascades, or among shrubs, and grows in any moist soil.
Woody spots near a fernery or a rock garden suit it; it grows readily among shrubs, and in the mixed border.
O. japonicum, an elegant Japanese Fern, often grown in the greenhouse, is hardy in the outdoors fernery.