Ferns

Example of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
Ferns add dramatic, sweeping textures and contrasting colors to your landscape. They are effective in mass plantings, as borders and as accent plants. Our ferns thrive in part shade and full shade. Dryopteris ludoviciana (Southern Shield Fern) and Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern) even tolerate full sun throughout the range of U.S. zones (check each plant description for details).

All of our ferns are tolerant of drought, and all except Athyrium Pictum (Japanese Painted Fern) are native to the United States. Some are evergreen or semi-evergreen, most are rarely eaten by deer and Polystichum Acrostichoides (Christmas Fern) is excellent for erosion control.

How to choose? Well, after more than 40 years of experimenting with various ferns, we have compiled a selection of the easiest to grow and hardiest ferns.

See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
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Christmas Fern {10 Bare Root plants}
The quintessential fern, vibrant evergreen fronds are leathery and divided with holly-like leaflets. Excellent for erosion control, borders, edging and along foundations or walls. 12-24" tall.
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Christmas Fern {25 Bare Root plants}
The quintessential fern, vibrant evergreen fronds are leathery and divided with holly-like leaflets. Excellent for erosion control, borders, edging and along foundations or walls. 12-24" tall.
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Christmas Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The quintessential fern, vibrant evergreen fronds are leathery and divided with holly-like leaflets. Excellent for erosion control, borders, edging and along foundations or walls. 12-24" tall.
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Cinnamon Fern {10 Bare Root plants}
Splendid peridot green with fronds that shift from yellow to bronze-cinnamon, this hardy, highly versatile, moisture loving fern is famous for the spicy colors of her fronds. Mature height 30-60".
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Cinnamon Fern {25 Bare Root plants}
Splendid peridot green with fronds that shift from yellow to bronze-cinnamon, this hardy, highly versatile, moisture loving fern is famous for the spicy colors of her fronds. Mature height 30-60".
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Ferns, 20% off: 25 Japanese Painted + 25 Cinnamon Ferns
Save 20% on this popular package of ferns! This combination gives vivid color coverage throughout the season in zones 3/4-9.
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Hay-scented Fern {10 Bare Root plants}
People love this fern because it dramatically brightens shade gardens with vibrant chartreuse, medium sized foliage that emits the unique scent of fresh-cut hay when rubbed or crushed slightly. 2' tall.
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Hay-scented Fern {25 Bare Root plants}
People love this fern because it dramatically brightens shade gardens with vibrant chartreuse, medium sized foliage that emits the unique scent of fresh-cut hay when rubbed or crushed slightly. 2' tall.
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Japanese Painted Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(Japanese Red Fern, Red Painted Fern) A unique and beautiful, low-maintenance, easy to grow fern with distinctive fronds that emerge a metallic pewter with unique burgundy stems making this an unusual garden specimen. 12-16" tall.
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Japanese Shield Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(Japanese Wood Fern, Autumn Fern) Fronds emerge a bold copper-burgundy, later turning green giving a vivid variety of color. Evergreen in mild climates, this dwarf fern is excellent for borders and mass plantings. 18-24" tall.
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