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)

Adiantum aleuticum ’15 Doherty

Adiantum aleuticum ‘Subpumilum’ ’11, ‘14 RSF; ’12 Duryee; ‘13 RAS

Adiantum aleuticum ‘Imbricatum’ ’12 Duryee

Adiantum thalictroides ’15 RSF

Adiantum trapeziforme ’15 Beuving

Arachniodes affinis simulans ‘13 EMBG

Arachniodes simplicior ’11 Charleston, SC, USA

Arachniodes simplicior ‘Variegata’ ’11 RSF

Asplenium trichomanes ‘11 Taylor

Athyrium sp. ’13 Gassner

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

Athyrium atkinsonii ’13 Gassner

Athyrium attenuatum ’13 Gassner

Athyrium clivicola ’13 Gassner

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Bornholmiense’ ’12 Duryee

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Frizelliae’ ’11 RSF

Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ ’11 RSF

Athyrium otophorum ’14 Doherty

Athyrium yokoscense var. alpicola ‘13 Gassner

Blechnum hastatum ’15 Beuving

Blechnum niponicum ’14 RSF; ’15 Beuving

Blechnum novae-zelandiae ’13 Doherty

Blechnum spicant ‘14 Doherty, RSF

Blechnum spicant ‘Rickard’s Serrate’ ’14 RSF

Cryptogramma sp. ’11 Duryee

Cyrtomium lonchitoides ’11, ‘15 RSF; ’15 JKL

Cyrtomium macrophyllum ’11, ’14, ’15 RSF

Cyrtomium macrophyllum var. tukusicola ’11 RSF

Dryopteris aemula ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris affinis ‘Stableri’ ’15 RSF

Dryopteris affinis ‘Stableri Crisped’ ’15 RSF

Dryopteris bissetiana ’11 RSF

Dryopteris carthusiana ‘Cristata’ ’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 ’11, ‘13, ‘15 RSF

Dryopteris crispifolia ’15 RSF

Dryopteris cycadina ’15 RSF

Dryopteris decipiens ’10 RSF

Dryopteris erythrosora  ’11 Riehl

Dryopteris expansa ’12 Perasso

Dryopteris expansa var. willeana ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris filix-mas ’15 RSF

Dryopteris filix-mas ‘Barnesii’ ’14 RSF

Dryopteris formosana ’15 Beuving

Dryopteris intermedia ’11 Rickard - Natural Bridge, KY, USA

Dryopteris lepidopoda ’15 RSF

Dryopteris marginalis ’11, ‘13 RSF


Dryopteris muenchii ’12 Gassner

Dryopteris polylepis ’12 Olsen; ’15 RSF

Dryopteris pseudofilix-mas ’15 RSF

Dryopteris remota ’15 RSF

Dryopteris sacrosancta ’11 RSF

Dryopteris sieboldii ‘13, ’14 RSF

Dryopteris sublacera ’11, ’13, ‘15 RSF

Dryopteris wallichiana ‘11 Duryee; ’13 RSF

Matteuccia intermedia unknown unknown

Matteuccia orientalis ’14 Olsen

Onychium japonicum ’13 Olsen; ’14 Doherty

Pellaea atropurpurea ’15 Beuving

Phyllitis scolopendrium ’11 Doherty

Phyllitis scolopendrium ‘Cristata’ ’11 EMBG

Polypodium glycyrrhiza ‘11 Doherty

Polypodium scouleri ’12 RSF

Polystichum aculeatum Cristata Group ’13 EMBG

Polystichum californicum ‘11, ‘15 RSF

Polystichum deltodon ’13 Gassner

Polystichum makinoi  ’11, ’14 RSF

Polystichum mayebarae ’13 Gassner

Polystichum microchlamys ’15 RSF

Polystichum munitum ‘11 Doherty

Polystichum neolobatum ’11, ‘14 RSF

Polystichum retroso-paleaceum ’08, ‘10 RSF

Polystichum rigens ’15 RSF

Polystichum setiferum ‘Lineare’ ’12 Olsen

Polystichum tripteron ’15 Beuving

Polystichum tsus-simense ’11 RSF

Polystichum wilsonii ’12 Gassner

Polystichum xiphophyllum ’08, ‘15 RSF

Pteris cretica ‘Albo-lineata’ ’11 Doherty

Pteris wallichiana ’15 Beuving

Woodsia intermedia ‘15 RSF

Woodwardia unigemmata ’12 Mandeville


Beuving – Remko Beuving, Netherlands

Doherty - Carolyn Doherty, Washington, USA

Duryee - Sylvia Duryee, Washington, USA

EMBG - Elizabeth Miller Botanical Garden, Washington, USA

Gassner – Wolfram Gassner, Germany

JKL – Jo Laskowski, Washington, USA

Mandeville – Sue Mandeville, Oregon, USA

Olsen - Sue Olsen, Washington, USA

Perasso – David Perasso, Washington, USA

Rickard - Martin Rickard, UK

Riehl - Pat Riehl, Washington, USA

RSF - Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Washington, USA

Taylor - Jeanie Taylor, Washington, USA












































Avery - Don Avery, Vermont

Peachey - Harold Peachey, New York

Doherty - Carolyn Doherty, Washington

RAS - Richie Steffen, Washington

Duryee - Sylvia Duryee, Washington

RCH - Randall Hitchin, Washington

EMBG - Elizabeth Miller Botanical Garden, Washington

Rickard - Martin Rickard, UK

Riehl - Pat Riehl, Washingon

Gottlieb - Joan Gottlieb, Pennsylvania

Peters - Dr. Berndt Peters, Germany

RSF - Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, WA

Jeddeloh - Jan Jeddeloh, Oregon

Olsen - Sue Olsen, Washington

Taylor - Jeanie Taylor, Washington


(wc denotes wild collected)