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
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.