31460 Adiantum pedatum - Maidenhair Fern
— (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) Deciduous. With lance shaped fronds
that can get up to 14" long, this fern reaches 12-20" in height. These
fronds reach out on glossy, dark brown to black stalks. A beautiful
textural contrast to your other shade plants. Native to NE America.
pedatum var. aleuticum - Aleutian Maidenhair Fern — Semi-evergreen. This ferns fronds look
almost like the palm of a hand with the fingers spread out. New fronds
may be tinged with pink as they emerge. This fern, native to western
North America & East Asia, will grow to about 30". SOLD
venustum - Himalayan Maidenhair Fern — (-20oF, USDA
Zone 5-10) Semi-evergreen. This plant is a native of the Himalayas,
where it grows among rocks at high altitudes, thus making it cold hardy.
The fronds are large and coarsely divided with prominently toothed
segments, held on black stalks. New growth in late winter and early
spring is a bright bronze-pink. It grows about 6" tall, with indefinite
spread, growing by creeping rhizomes. 1 GAL $19.95
Arachniodes simplicior - Variegated Shield Fern — (-10oF,
USDA Zones 6-9) Semi-evergreen. This is an attractive fern with its
glossy green fronds which have a soft yellow band on each side of the
midrib. Grows well in a shady location or in a container. Shows well in
scolopendrium - Hart’s Tongue Fern — (-10oF, USDA
Zones 6-8) Syn. Phyllitis scolopendrium. Evergreen. Although
naturally occurring in many areas, this medium sized fern prefers lime
rich soil in moist sites. The uncut fronds are 8-28" in length and
maintain a very dressy appearance for months. It is a good, solid filler
for flower arrangements. 1 GAL $15.95
Asplenium scolopendrium ‘Cristatum’ — A very delicate
fern with arching 24’’ fronds. The ends of each frond as well as many
side segments split into divisions creating a lovely crested look.
1 GAL $21.95
30439 Athyrium filix-femina
- Lady Fern — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Deciduous. This delicate
lady creates a vertical effect with finely divided fronds that are
narrow at the bottom and spreading on top. Although deciduous in most
climates, fronds should be left on during the winter to protect new
spring growth before being cut back in the spring. A wonderful plant for
damp, shaded areas. Reaches about 4’ height, 2-3’ width.
filix-femina var. cyclosorum — Syn. A. cyclosorum.
The fronds can be a bit more fleshy and lighter green and larger than
other types. Definitely one of the easiest and most reliable to grow.
filix-femina ‘Frizelliae’ — The pinnae are reduced to rounded
structures, giving the fronds the appearance of a necklace.
filix-femina ‘Victoriae’ - Victorian Lady Fern — This most
unusual fern, from the Victorian era, is very difficult to describe.
It has narrow pinnae that are tufted at their terminal ends and each
is held in its own space out from the stem. However described, it is a
unique and beautiful addition to any shade area. SOLD OUT
nipponicum var. pictum - Japanese Painted Fern — (-20oF,
USDA Zones 5-8) Deciduous. This is a lovely fern for a shaded spot.
Young fronds are a soft gray-green with burgundy ribs. As the plant
matures to 18" tall, the fronds become attractively patterned with
variegation of silvery blue and green. A deciduous, tough ground cover,
native to SE Asia. 1 GAL $15.95
nipponicum var. pictum ‘Applecourt’ — This is a crested
form of the colorful Japanese painted fern. The crested fronds give
the plant a lacy, fuller look than the species. It will be an
outstanding addition to any garden. 1 GAL $15.95
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Deciduous. Native to SE Asia,
this fern has fairly broad, deltoid fronds with dark green segments and
reddish to purplish stems. Prefers shady locations with humus rich soil.
1 GAL $18.95
spicant - Deer Fern — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8)
Evergreen. A native to the Northwest, occurring naturally in forests and
on rock ledges. Produces sterile fronds that are narrow, spreading and
1-3’ tall, and fertile fronds that are stiff and upright with widely
spaced leaflets. 1 GAL $14.95
Dryopteris affinis - Scaly Male
— (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-8) Syn. D. pseudomas.
Semi-evergreen. The foliage is medium green with fronds that are densely
decorated with coppery scales in the spring. Prefers cool climates but
tolerates more sun and wind than other species. Compact growth to 2’ x
3’ wide. Native Europe to Himalayas.
Dryopteris affinis ‘Crispa Gracilis’ — Syn. ‘Crispa Congesta’.
This is an evergreen dwarf with dense fronds and pinnae twisted at the
tips. Grow 1’ x 1’. 1 GAL $19.95
Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’ — Syn. ‘Cristata the King’. Has
arching fronds, 4-6’’ across, with crested tips. This very handsome
form adapts well to the mixed border. 1 GAL $15.95, 2 GAL $24.95
x australis - Dixie Wood Fern — (-20oF, USDA
Zones 5-10) Semi-evergreen. 2’ wide and upright to 4’. It is a natural
hybrid (D. celsa x ludoviciana) found in wild populations from Louisiana
bissetiana — (-25oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Evergreen. This
interesting green fern for shade has the look of embossing on the upper
side of the fronds. It grows to 1 1/2’ high by about 1’ wide. 1 GAL
cycadina - Shaggy Shield Fern — (-20oF, USDA Zones
5-10) Syn. D. atrata. Semi-evergreen. Prolific, long, slender
black scales cover the stems and undersides of the stalks in this
species. It grows 8-16" and prefers abundant moisture with well-drained
soil and shady to partly sunny conditions. Native to SE Asia. 3 GAL
- Broad Buckler Fern — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Syn. D.
austriaca. Deciduous. Deep, dark green foliage. Broadly triangular,
lance shaped fronds give it a delicate, finely textured appearance. Can
reach 4-5’ height in favorable conditions. Native worldwide.
Dryopteris dilatata 'Jimmy Dyce’ — Densely growing to 36" x
48" wide, evergreen or semi-evergreen. The overlapping fronds have a
wavy, crumpled appearance. 3 GAL $34.95
Dryopteris dilatata ‘Recurvata’ — Funnel shaped, this fern is
usually deciduous, dying back with cooler weather. Fronds are broadly
triangular to lance shaped and dark green. Midribs and stalks are
covered in dark brown scales. 1 GAL $15.95
erythrosora - Autumn Fern — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9)
Evergreen.Special for its autumn coloring, this fern will grow in almost
any soil with good drainage. Preferring semi-shady conditions, it can
grow in deep shade to sunny areas. Polished, loosely spreading, 18"
blades, open to rich coppery-gold, orange or red shades and eventually
turn deep green. Excellent border fern. Native to Japan. SOLD OUT
USDA Zones 4-9) Semi-evergreen. This is a fern of mountainous areas with
broad, lance shaped blades. The coiled, young fronds, or fiddleheads,
are covered with small, dark brown or black scales. The young fronds
emerge a coppery-bronze and mature to dark green, 12-24". Prefers loamy,
acid soil and filtered light. SOLD OUT
pseudo-filix-mas - Mexican Male Fern
— (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-8) Semi-evergreen. Erect fronds to 4’
that was introduced by the New York Botanical Garden from Mexico. This
fern is from high altitude areas where there is lots of moisture in
Mexico. 1 GAL $15.95, 2 GAL $24.95
remota — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9) Semi-evergreen. Finely
dissected, lacy fronds to 3’ wide have broad, pointed outlines with
umber colored scales. Horizontally arching. Can self sow in good
conditions. 2 GAL $37.95
tokyoensis- Toyko Wood fern — (-30oF, USDA Zones 4-9)
Deciduous. This native of Japan with its shiny, narrow fronds is an easy
grower. A sword fern that makes a statement at 3 to 4’. 2 GAL $24.95
Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern
— (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8) Syn. M. pennsylvanica.
Deciduous. Spreading by means of vigorous rhizomes, the fronds rise from
a crown to form a vase shape. In the center of the tall sterile fronds,
shorter fertile fronds arise much darker in color, creating a vivid
contrast. Easy to grow, requiring partial shade and sufficient moisture.
Grows to 5’ high and 3’ wide. Native to N. America, Europe and Asia.
1 GAL $15.95
Matteuccia struthiopteris ‘The King’ — (-40oF, USDA
Zone 2 3-8)Deciduous. 4’ wide and 5’ high. This extremely hardy
selection has a huge crown and fronds that are 50% larger than the
native Ostrich fern. Will give that large, prehistoric, tropical look
in the landscape. This cultivar is easy to grow, notably more heat
tolerant. 1 GAL $18.95, 2 GAL $24.95
japonicum - Carrot Fern — This fern is native to Japan and the near
east and is a fast growing, easy fern with dark green lacy (carrotlike)
fronds. Need bright light.
regalis - Royal Fern — (-50oF, USDA Zones 2-10)
Deciduous. he name royal fits this fern perfectly. Planted where it gets
ample water, it will grow 10-12’ tall with fronds 3’ wide. Regal! In
poor conditions, it will grow to 2’ tall and still be a royal looking
fern. The young, stout, orange-brown stems unfold early in the spring
much like flowers. Sometimes called flowering fern. Native to temperate
and subtropical regions. 2 GAL $24.95
braunii - Holly Fern — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9) Semi-evergreen.Dark
and leathery fronds mimic the appearance of holly leaves on this hardy
plant. Rising to an upright height of 12-40", with a nearly equivalent
spread, the young fronds catch the spring sun with a silvery sheen.
Native to N. America, Europe and Asia. 1 GAL $15.95
makinoi - Makinoi’s Holly Fern — (-20oF, USDA Zones 5-9)
Evergreen. Heavily toothed fronds of bright, shiny green can grow to 24"
tall. Stalks are covered in chestnut colored scales. 1 GAL $18.95
munitum - Western Sword Fern — (-40oF, USDA Zones 3-8)
Evergreen. Stately in appearance, this native of western North America
forms 2-4’, leathery fronds of rich green. Hardy and cold tolerant.
Plant in humus-rich, acidic soil in partial to fully shaded locations.
2 GAL $24.95
30945 Polystichum neolobatum — (-10°F,
USDA Zones 6-9) Evergreen. Native to Northeast Asia, this fern is thick
and the blade surface has a polished, glossy look that acquires a
silvery tint as it matures. It grows 1-2'.1 GAL $18.95
polyblepharum - Japanese Tassel Fern — (-10oF, USDA Zones
6-9) Evergreen. Native to the Orient, this fern is easy to grow in the
shade with plenty of humus. It will form a nice rosette of shiny dark
green fronds with the younger ones paler in color. Grows 2-3’ tall with
3’ spread. 2 GAL $24.95
setiferum - Soft Shield Fern — (-10oF, USDA Zones 6-9)
Evergreen. This fern has soft, dark green fronds in a ‘shuttlecock’
arrangement. Lobes are toothed and stalked, angled to the point of
attachment. Prefers semi-shade and moist soil. Grows to 4’ tall. Native
to Europe. 3 GAL $24.95
30462 Polystichum setiferum ‘Congestum
Cristatum’— This upright dwarf form grows only 6-12" tall.
Densely compressed leaf division provides a soft fluffy appearance to
the fronds. Segments are overlapping and crested. The foliage color is
gray-green. 3 GAL $29.95
31603 Polystichum setiferum ‘Divisilobum’
— Gorgeous, with large, finely cut fronds looking like light green
mossy feathers. Young fronds as they unfurl are dressed overall with
silvery white scales. A happy, well established plant may get as large
as 4-5’ across. Evergreen. 3 GAL $32.95
30640 Polystichum tsus-simense - Korean Rock Fern — (-10°F,
USDA Zones 6-9) Evergreen. Sometimes called Dwarf Holly Fern. Tough textured,
dark green fronds have a rounded, triangular shape. When young, the dark green
is blushed with a hint of purple. This plant makes an attractive, compact
spreading rosette. Excellent as a container plant or grown among rocks on a
shady hillside. Native to E. Asia. Grows to 20". 1 GAL $15.95
30560 Woodwardia fimbriata - Giant Chain Fern — (0°F, USDA
Zones 7-10) Evergreen. Broad, triangular coarse fronds and airy upright habit.
Great masses of dark green spring from a basal clump and grow to 5' or more.
This fern needs plenty of room to grow. Prefers moist soil but doesn’t thrive in
extremely wet conditions. May plant in full sun and it will create quite a show.
Protect from high winds. 1 GAL $19.95
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