This highly decorative fern bears two types of fronds that rise above the leaves. The fertile fronds that contain the spores look like Cinnamon Sticks (hence the name Cinnamon Fern) while the sterile fronds which are not as decorative are yellowish green. This fern prefers moist soil, in a part shade to shade location. This fern is often called a living fossil as records date it back 75 million years ago!
Lady Fern is a graceful yet tough fern! Truly durable and versatile it grows well in shady locations but is also one of the most sun tolerant fern and some say it even thrives in the sun! Make sure this fern receives plenty of moisture for the best growth and vigor. This fern is easy to grow and will slowly spread by underground rhizomes, but is however in no way intrusive as other ferns can be sometimes.
Pretty and delicate describes the Maidenhair Fern perfectly. The wiry, purple brown leaf stalks add extra interest to the already beautiful plant. Slower spreading then most ferns, this one will not take over your garden as it is non-invasive. The foliage of this fern remains attractive from spring to fall and does best in full to partial shade.
Resembling the feathery appearance of an ostrich's plumes, the foliage of this fern are bound to make a spectacular show in your shade garden. Growing 2-3' in height in cultivation, this fern has been known to reach almost 6' tall in moist and shaded natural areas. The inner, spike-like fronds are dark brown and are much shorter, only reaching 18-24" in height. Adds wonderful texture!