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 {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.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 12/13/2019.Email when available
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.
In stock.
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.
In stock.
Lady Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(AKA Northern Lady Fern) With stems shifting from chartreuse to red and sunny spring-green leaves feathering gracefully from a central point, Lady Fern is sought after for her decorative appearance. 12-36" tall.
In stock.
Royal Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(Flowering Fern) The most spectacular North American fern with a large size and distinctly different sterile and fertile parts that offer vivid green and rusty citrine colors. Highly sought after for landscaping. 24"-60" tall.
In stock.
Southern Shield Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(Southern Wood Fern, Florida Shield Fern) The tall, upright growth habit and shiny/leathery dark green fronds make a striking specimen. Evergreen in southern climates, the fronds are 30-48" tall and 12" wide.
In stock.
Ostrich Fern {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
(Fiddlehead/Garden/Hardy/Shuttlecock Fern) Vibrant chartreuse fronds arch gracefully outward into a symmetric clump. Dramatic for foliage backdrops, foundation and boundary plantings. 36-72" tall.
In stock.
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.
In stock.
Shady Variegated Deer Mix #2, 20% off: 50 Variegated Japanese Spurge, 25 Variegated Greater (Large Leaf) Periwinkle, 25 Japanese Painted Fern
Save 20% on this combination of shade plants with dramatically striking variegated foliage that deer generally avoid. Plant in shade or part-shade in zones 6-9.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 03/06/2020.Email when available
Sunny Native Mix #2, 25% off: 25 Coreopsis 'Moonbeam', 25 Hay-scented Fern, 25 Pennsylvania Sedge, 25 Daylily 'Orange', 25 Phlox 'Candy Stripe'
Save 20% on this striking collection of native plants for your sunny location in zone 4-8.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 12/20/2019.Email when available

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