Native Ferns



 

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Adiantum pedatum   -   Maiden Hair Fern



One of the more desirable ferns because of its graceful foliage and black stems. These will reach a height of 12-24 inches tall. They will clump up nicely and add a delicate look to your shade garden. Must have rich moist soil.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, 12-24 in Tall, Zones 2-8

 

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Asplenium platyneuron   -   Ebony Spleenwort

A small evergreen fern. The foliage is dark green and has a shiny dark stem. Does best in shade, will tolerate fairly dry soil, also likes acid soil. Will take sun if the soil stays moist. A good plant to use in terrariums.

Shade to Semi-shade, Rich Soil, 6-12 in Tall, Zones 2-8

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Athyrium asplenioides  -  Lady Fern, Red Stem Fern

This fern has a feathery texture frond with a red stem. Grows to a height of 18-30 inches. Prefers filtered sun to shade with moist rich soil. The fronds take on a bronze color before turning dark brown for the winter. It is a slow spreading fern, which will make a nice mass in a few years. One of our best selling ferns.

Shade to Semi-shade, Rich Moist Soil, 18-30 in Tall, Zones3-8

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Athyrium thelypterioides    -   Male Fern

This is a medium to tall fern, can reach heights up to 3 feet tall. The fronds are a light green color and 8 inches wide at the widest point. This is a medium spreader making a nice clump in a few years. Foliage will vary from a light green to a dark green depending on exposure and soil moisture. Will do well in average soil but performs best in a soil that does not get real dry. Often seen in low lying areas in the wild.

Shade to Semi-shade, Rich Moist Soil, 2-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-8

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Botrychium virginianum   -   Rattlesnake Fern

It has a bright green lacy foliage and reaches a height of 6-12 inches. Must have shade but will tolerate drier soils. It is often called the only fern that blooms in the fact that the fertile frond, which contain the spores for reproduction, stands on a stem up above the foliage. The growth habit is quite different on this fern, each plant will only have 1 stem per plant where as most ferns have many stems per plant. It is a very slow grower and does not spread as other ferns do.

Shade, Moist or Dry Rich Soil, 6-12 in Tall, Zones 4-8

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Dennstaedtia punctilobula  -  Hayscented Fern

The quickest spreading fern we grow, spreads by underground runners. Will grow in sun or shade, wet or dry, a very versatile fern. Fronds are light green and turn gold yellow before going dormant for the winter. When you crush the stems in the fall it smells like dry hay hence the common name. This fern is very much in demand because of the way it spreads and the fact it will grow in sun or shade. Do keep in mind when planted in the sun it will turn brown in August.

Sun or Shade, Wet or Dry Soil, 2-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-9

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Dryopteris celsa   -  Log Fern

This is one of our taller ferns reaching a height of 3 to 4 feet. The fronds stand very upright and have a dark green look. It likes shade and rich soil, and it will tolerate somewhat drier soils. Easy to grow. It is a clump type fern and the clump will slowly get larger every year.

Shade, Moist or Dry Soil, 3-4 ft Tall, Zones 5-9

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Dryopteris goldiana   -   Goldie Fern

One of the tallest ferns, with dark green fronds that turn gold in the late summer. The fronds have a coarse look and can reach 12 inches across at the widest point. Does not get as many fronds per root as other ferns but with such broad fronds they have a very unique look. This is a clump type fern but will shoot off a runner from time to time by very slow to spread.

Shade, Moist Rich Soil, 3-4 ft Tall, Zones 3-8

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Dryopteris intermedia  -   Fancy Fern, Toothed Woodfern

This fern is usually evergreen except in real cold climates. Its fronds are finely cut giving it a lacy delicate look and they are a dark green. Often used by florist for greenery. The soil must be rich and humus and not allowed to dry out. It grows in a clump and does not spread by runners so it works well when mixed in with your other wildflowers.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, 2-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-8

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Dryopteris marginalis    -   Leather Woodfern

A dark green leathery looking fern that is evergreen. The fronds come out of the root crown in a circle and then layout somewhat. Needs soil that is rich, humus, and moist. It grows in a clump and the clump will get larger but it is very slow to spread so it will work well in with your other flowers.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, 2-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-8

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Matteuccia struthiopteris  -   Ostrich Fern



One of our largest ferns often reaching heights of 5 feet. A very graceful tropical looking fern. The fronds get wider toward the top. Plant in a wet area and it will spread and make a nice mass quickly. If the soil is real wet it can take some sun. They will usually start to go dormant sometime in August or September especially if it is hot or dry. Does not like hot climates it is more of a nothern variety fern.

Shade to Semi-shade, Wet Soil, 3-5 ft Tall, Zones 2-7

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Onoclea sensibilis  -  Sensitive Fern



This is a coarse looking fern with broad light green leaves. Grows in wet soils and will take sun or shade. Once established it will spread slowly by underground runners.

Shade or Sun, Wet Soils 9-18 in Tall, Zones 2-9

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Osmunda cinnamomea   -   Cinnamon Fern

Probably the most recognized fern. Gets large with yellow green fronds often dropping over. The wetter the soil the taller it will get, often reaching 5 feet. They can tolerate sun if the soil is not real dry. This is a pretty fern that works nicely around shrubs or in your flower garden. Has a cinnamon colored fertile frond in the spring. Grows in a clump which will get very large after several years. By far one of our best selling ferns. To get a more mature plant we suggest you order the Gallon or bareroot size.

Shade to Semi-shade, Moist to Wet soil, 3-4 ft Tall, Zones 3-10

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Osmunda claytoniana  -   Interrupted Fern

This one is similar to the Cinnamon Fern but will tolerate drier soils. The fertile leaflets interrupt the fronds giving it its common name. Has a light green color, which shows up well in the shade. It will tolerate quite a bit of sun in cooler climates. Here at the nursery ours get sun about 3/4's of the day and they do great. After a few years they will form into a very large clump, they do spread by runners so they can be planted around other plants without worrying about them taking over but let them have a large space for the fronds to spread out.

Shade to Semi-Sun, Dry Soil, 3-4 ft Tall, Zones 4-10

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Osmunda regalis   -  Royal Fern, Locust Leaf Fern

This is a different looking fern that can get large. Has a coarse foliage that resembles a locust tree foliage. Pick a sunny wet area for this fern and it can reach heights of 6 feet. It will actually grow in shallow water. It is a clump growers so it will not spread from runners but will form into a large clumps over several years. Order the Gallon or bareroot size to get a more mature plant.

Sun, Wet Soil, 3-6 ft Tall, Zones 3-9

 

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Polystichium acrostichoides  -  Christmas Fern

A very hardy evergreen fern. Has thick leathery dark green leaves that are used in the florist trade. This well known fern gives your flower garden some greenery during the winter months. Does best in rich moist but well drained soil and shade, maybe some morning sun in cooler climates. Grows into a nice size clumps after several years which can be divided.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, 2-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-10

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Thelypteris noveboracensis   -   New York Fern

Has light green foliage, which grows from a running root system. This is a good spreading fern and will tolerate dry shade. Tends to turn brown in late summer if it gets too much sun. Fronds are tapered at both ends. Often seen in thick patches under pines or hemlocks which is very dry and very acid, a very tough fern. Be careful when putting mulch on or around these as too much mulch will smother them out.

Shade to Semi-shade, Dry Soil, 12-18 in Tall, Zones 3-8

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Thelypteris palustris – Marsh Fern  
           

This bluish-green foliage on wide spreading rhizomes can create an excellent ground cover in a moist, shady garden or in full sun if the soil is moist.

Shade/semi, Moist, Bluish green, 18-30” Tall, Spread 18-30”, Zones 4-10

 


 

 

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