Ferns play an essential role in shade gardens. Not recommended for fall planting. Prefer rich moist soil
Niponicum Ghost A hybrid cross between Japanese Painted fern (A. niponicum 'Pictum') and Lady Fern(A. filix-femina). Frosted apple green fronds emit a ghostly white light in the shade. Dark purple stems hold the broad fronds rigidly upright. - Green/silver - 24-36” high 24” spread
Niponicum Picum Japanese Painted Perennial of the Year 2004! Silvery-grey fronds are dusty purple toward the centre. Purplish-red veins and stems. ‘Japanese Painted’ - Silver-grey - 12-18” high 12” spread
Godzilla Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium 'Godzilla' Graceful, vigorously spreading fern with lovely multicoloured arching and divided fronds. The fronds are gray-green, overlaid in olive and pewter with a pink or wine-red blushed midrib. A most striking fern.
FERN Dryopteris Zone 4-5
Ferns play an essential role in shade gardens. Not recommended for fall planting. More tolerant of drought once it has been established.
LeatherwoodMarginalis This is a popular evergreen native fern that is common in woods of northeast North America. Its fronds are bluish-green. (sim. Eastern Wood) - Green - 18-30” 12”
Northern Maidenhair Clump-forming fern with delicate bright green fronds on distinct, wiry black stems. This graceful, fan-like pattern is unique among native ferns. The fronds arise from a creeping rootstock in clusters. Burgundy red fiddleheads appear in early spring.
Royal Fern Osmunda regalis Large, deciduous fern bearing upright, openly-branched light green fronds that turn yellow to brown in fall. Exotic coppery-bronze fertile fronds emerge from the centre of the clump in spring. Creates a lush, tropical effect in woodland gardens or by ponds or streams.
Japanese Beech Fern Thelypteris decursive-pinnata Robust, colourful, hardy fern that provides a refreshing accent for shade gardens with its lush, bright green foliage and graceful form. Creates an elegant textural contrast when planted among hostas and other bold-leaved plants.
Autumn Fern Deciduous, slow creeping fern. One of few ferns with seasonal colour. Fronds emerge copper-pink, maturing to a dark shiny green, then turn bronze after frost. Great choice for a border, woodlands, by streams or rock garden.