Ferns

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Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum

Common Name: Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum, Northern Maidenhair Fern, is a delicate native fern with a circlet of light green fronds horizontally held aloft on wiry dark stems. Prefers bright shade and loose, rich soil, spreading by rhizomes it is particularly beautiful en masse.


Athyrium 'Godzilla'

Athyrium 'Godzilla'

Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

A Japanese Painted Fern, Athyrium 'Godzilla' is named appropriately, growing up to almost 3 feet tall! With enough moisture and shade, the plants ornate fronds grow in thick clusters. 


Athyrium x 'Ghost'

Athyrium x 'Ghost'

Common Name: Ghost Fern

A remarkable lady fern that will be noticiable in a shady garden with an upright habit and silvery green pale fronds on reddish stems. Athyrium nipponicum 'Ghost' prefers well drained, moist soil in full shade or part sun.


Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina

Common Name: Lady Fern

Lush, delicate green foliage appears in the spring on this vigorous, easy-to-grow fern. A clump-forming variety that loses its leaves in the winter. Plant in moist, rich soil.


Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae'

Common Name: Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae', first discovered in 1861 in Scotland during a 'Victorian Fern Craze'. This fern gathers a lot of attention because the pinnae form a pattern of x's up the frond ending in a falling tuft of seperate tips, unusual to the more commonly found fern. 


Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'

Common Name: Painted Japanese Fern

A very popular fern that boasts silvery foliage and attractive red stems. Plants display their best color if planted where they get morning sun. A slowly spreading variety that loses its leaves in winter.


Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Common Name: Eastern Hay Scented Fern

This native perennial is a good choice for naturalizing a shaded area quickly. Yellow-green lacy foliage turns golden in the fall and provides great texture when in mass plantings.


Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Common Name: Autumn Fern

'Brilliance' is a more colorful variety of the Autumn fern. Gorgeous coppery-orange new foliage emerges as the fronds unfurl in the spring. 


Dryopteris x australis

Dryopteris x australis

Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern

Found in the wild from Louisiana to Virginia, this fern is heat and cold tolerant. With green fronds reaching heights of four to five feet, a fabulous accent to your shady woodland garden.


Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich Fern

Very popular for its stately, vase-shaped foliage that spreads quickly to cover large areas. Loses its leaves in the winter.


Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda claytoniana

Common Name: Interrupted Fern

A native fern that is low maintenance and is noted for it's large green fronds with dark brown spores on the pinnae in the middle. Oh, and this fern with a vase shaped habit is easy to grow and deer resistant!


Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Common Name: Royal Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Polystichum acrostichoides

Common Name: Christmas Fern

Very popular for arrangements during Christmastime. This fern's fiddleheads are often called Santa's boot and luckily, can be planted outside and harvested during the winter as it is cold tolerant! While the reindeer are out waiting for Santa in your yard, you're safe because this plant is deer resistant! It will grow in almost any condition and is a native to eastern North America.


Thelypteris decursive-pinnata

Thelypteris decursive-pinnata

Common Name: Japanese Beech Fern

A Japanese Beech Fern that will spread as a ground cover with light green on one side and a deep dark green on the opposite. It grows well in both hot and cold temperatures and likes moisture but can handle the heat. Will work well in your landscape or a container on your front porch!

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