Spore Exchange

Polypodium scouleri
Photo courtesy of Michelle Bundy

All Hardy Fern Foundation members have unlimited access to our spore exchange and can choose from a wide variety of ferns. We offer something for everyone, whether you are an expert or just a beginner!

To Order:  Please print your selections in alphabetical order. Include 50 cents for each fern requested, postage (Check made payable to Carolyn Doherty) and a self  addressed bubble envelope (do not attach the postage to the envelope).  If you are ordering more than a half dozen packages,  send additional postage up to one  dollar’s worth.  Please list a first and second choice.  Some items are limited, so order early for best selection.  If both choices are unavailable, would you like to donate the additional money to the  foundation, or hold it for another order?  If neither is indicated, we will consider it a donation. At this time orders are not taken from the internet, so please follow instructions above.   Orders will be sent within a month of post mark date.

Your fresh spores are always appreciated!!!  Please package with collector’s last name and year collected on package - individually packaged spore is much appreciated. 

**Spore Exchange Update**

To make it easier in the future to order spores and process orders, please note the following: Spore varieties will continue to cost 50 cents each.  Orders may continue to include a mailer with postage –or—the new option is that orders may instead include $1.25 for a padded mailer and/or $1.50 for postage inside the U.S. or $2.50 for international postage. Please make checks payable to Carolyn Doherty/ HFF Spore Exchange Director. We will no longer request or accept international postage coupons. Please include your email address so we can communicate at .  Also, please consider contributing spores to our exchange if you have the opportunity to collect spore that others might enjoy growing.
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Mail requests to:

Carolyn Doherty

HFF Spore Exchange Director

1905 43rd ST SE 

Puyallup, WA 98372

Or e-mail us at


Genus, species var. or cv. Year Donor(s)


updated 07/15/2017

Adiantum aleuticum ’16 DOH; ’16 RSF

Adiantum aleuticum ‘Subpumilum’ ’13 RAS; ’14, ‘16 RSF

Adiantum aleuticum ‘Imbricatum’ ’12 Duryee

Adiantum trapeziforme ’15 Beuving

Arachniodes affinis simulans ’13 EMBG

Arachniodes davalliaeformis ’16 RSF

Asplenium scolopendrium ’16 DOH

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Peraferens’ ’16 Mandeville

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Sagittatum’ ’16 Mandeville

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Saw Blade’ ’15, ’16 DOH

Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Undulatum’ ’16 Mandeville

Asplenium trichomanes ’16 RSF

Athyrium sp. ’13 Gassner

Athyrium sp. – narrow, red-stemmed ’12 Gassner

Athyrium attenuatum ’13 Gassner

Athyrium clivicola ’13 Gassner

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Bornholmiense’ ’12 Duryee

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ ’16 DOH

Athyrium otophorum ’14, ’16 DOH

Athyrium yokoscense ’16 Gassner

Blechnum australe ’13 Olsen

Blechnum niponicum ’14 RSF; ’15 Beuving

Blechnum novae-zelandiae ’13 DOH, ’16 EMBG

Blechnum nudum ’16 EMBG

Blechnum penna-marina ’16 RSF

Blechnum spicant ‘14 Doherty; ’14, ’16 RSF

Blechnum spicant ‘Rickard’s Serrate’ ’14 RSF

Blechnum tabulare ’16 EMBG

Cyrtomium caryotideum ’16 RSF

Cyrtomium lonchitoides ’15 RSF; ’15 JKL

Cyrtomium macrophyllum ’14, ’15 RSF

Dryopteris aemula ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris affinis ‘Stableri’ ’15, ‘16 RSF

Dryopteris affinis ‘Stableri Crisped’ ’15 RSF

Dryopteris carthusiana ’14 Perasso

Dryopteris cashmiriana ’15 RSF

Dryopteris championii ’12, ’14 RSF

Dryopteris chrysocoma ’13 Gassner

Dryopteris clintoniana ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris corleyi ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris crassirhizoma ’13, ’15, 16 RSF

Dryopteris crispifolia ’15, ’16 RSF; ’16 RAS

Dryopteris cycadina ’15 RSF

Dryopteris dickinsii ‘Incisum’ ’16 Gassner

Dryopteris expansa ’12 Perasso

Dryopteris expansa var. willeana ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris filix-mas ’15 RSF

Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Barnesii’ ’14 RSF

Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Parsley’ ’16 DOH

Dryopteris formosana ’15 Beuving

Dryopteris hondoensis ’16 Gassner

Dryopteris lepidopoda ’15 RSF

Dryopteris marginalis ’13, ’16 RSF

Dryopteris muenchii ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris namegatae ’16 EMBG; ’16 RAS

Dryopteris polylepis '17 RSF

Dryopteris pseudofilix-mas ’15 RSF

Dryopteris pulcherrima ’16 JKL

Dryopteris remota ’15, ’16 RSF

Dryopteris scottii '17 RSF

Dryopteris sieboldii ’13, ’14, ’16 RSF

Dryopteris sublacera ’13, ’15 RSF

Dryopteris tokyoensis ’16 RSF

Dryopteris uniformis ‘Cristata’ ’16 JKL

Dryopteris wallichiana ’13 RSF

Dryopteris wallichiana ssp. coriacea ’16 EMBG

Gymnocarpium dryopteris ‘Plumosum’ ’16 EMBG

Gymnocarpium fedtschenkoanum ’16 Gassner

Lygodium japonicum ’03 Briegel

Matteuccia orientalis ’14 Olsen; ’16 Gassner

Onychium japonicum ’13 Olsen; ’14 DOH

Osmunda regalis var. brasiliensis ’16 RAS

Osmunda regalis ‘Decomposita’ ’16; RAS

Pellaea atropurpurea ’15 Beuving

Polypodium scouleri ’12 RSF

Polystichum acrostichoides ‘LSS Hurricane Watch’ ’16 EMBG

Polystichum aculeatum Cristatum Group ’13 EMBG,’16 RAS

Polystichum californicum ’15 RSF

Polystichum deltodon ’13, ’16 Gassner

Polystichum imbricans ’16 RAS

Polystichum makinoi ’14 RSF

Polystichum mayebarae ’13 Gassner

Polystichum microchlamys ’15 RSF

Polystichum munitum ’15, '17 DOH

Polystichum munitum 'Sword Play' '17 RSF

Polystichum munitum 'Undulatum' '16 HILL 

Polystichum neolobatum ’14 RSF

Polystichum rigens ’15 RSF, ’16 Gassner

Polystichum setiferum ’Lineare’ ’12 Olsen

Polystichum wilsonii ’12 Gassner, '17 Olsen

Polystichum xiphophyllum ‘15 RSF

Pteris wallichiana ’15 Beuving

Thelypteris aurita ’16 Gassner

Thelypteris limbosperma ’16 Gassner

Woodsia intermedia ’15 RSF

Woodsia polystichoides ’16 EMBG

Woodsia subcordata ’16 EMBG

Woodwardia unigemmata ’12 Mandeville



Beuving – Remko Beuving, Netherlands

DOH - Carolyn Doherty, Washington, USA

Duryee - Sylvia Duryee, Washington, USA

EMBG - Elizabeth Miller Botanical Garden, Washington, USA

Gassner – Wolfram Gassner, Germany

HILL - Arlen Hill, Washington, USA 

JKL – Jo Laskowski, Washington, USA

Mandeville – Sue Mandeville, Oregon, USA

Olsen - Sue Olsen, Washington, USA

Perasso – David Perasso, Washington, USA

RAS – Richie Steffen, Washington, USA

RSF - Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Washington, USA