Ferns

Ferns are lush, exotic and graceful perennials that are easy to grow and require no care. They are available in various colours, shapes and sizes making it a good companion plant in a shade garden or growing on their own in a mass planting.

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Bright green fronds with curved stalks on thin, wiry black stems. Pink or burgundy red coiled young fiddleheads appear in early spring. Moderate growth rate

1-2 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Groundcover

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Salmon-flushed fronds emerge in late winter/early spring and mature to a fresh spring-green. Wiry black stems support the broadly triangular fronds that are made up of many small fan-shaped segments.

Blooms in late winter to early spring
6-8″ tall x 12-36″ spread
Deer tolerant

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Silvery light green fronds show their best colour in the shade. Too much sunlight will cause the colour to fade. Once the weather cools the foliage turns an attractive burgundy hue. Moderate growth rate

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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Large arching silvery fronds sport green highlights and purple stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
3 ft tall x 4-6 feet wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Light green lacy fronds grow , moderate growth rate,

Blooms mid spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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Foliage is narrow and mid-green, with the tips of the fronds ending in a forked point, and arranged in a criss-cross pattern. Shorter sport of ‘Victoriae’. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested; handling plant may cause skin irritation/allergy.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit tolerant

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Bright green lacy fronds on red stems. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Groundcover
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Dark green feather like foliage grows in thick circular clumps.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Lacy arching fronds emerge in rich burgundy and gradually mature to grey green, with their Merlot-hued ribs remaining. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Silver and green-almost metallic- fronds form an attractive arch with their variegated maroon stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This is known to be one of the more hardy selection of ferns. Silvery green fronds bear burgundy veins and stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Groundcover
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Silver green fronds with burgundy highlights and red stems form small mounds that are excellent for borders. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Intense silver-green arching fronds with dark maroon veining turn a rich green in the summer. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to summer
2 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Evergreen sterile fronds form a loose spreading rosette, while fertile fronds grow from the centre of the plant to stand erect, turning brown as the season progresses.

1-1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -20°F (-29°C)
Rabbit resistant

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Dark green, stiff upright leaves, moderate growth rate, 1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Hairy oval-oblong fronds, yellow-green foliage, thin textured, the fronds turn coppery orange in fall, fast growth and spread rate, 1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, partial to full shade, fragrant

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Green broadleaf fronds, moderate growth rate, 3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, partial sun to full shade.

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Semi-evergreen delicate finely divided leaves, compact dense habit, 1 ft tall x 2 ft wide.

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Green, light brown scales, moderate growth rate, 1-3 ft tall x 3 ft wide, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Copper red maturing to deep green, slow growth rate, 1-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Copper orange in spring, green sheen in summer, bronze blush in fall, moderate growth rate, 2 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Dark green, narrow leathery leaf, multiforked tips, 3 ft tall, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Grey green, leathery fronds, deep cut appearance, grows well in shady areas as well as in cracks and crevices of rocky ledges, moderate growth rate, 1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, partial to full shade

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A large arching fern with erect, stout rhizomes and medium green blades. Each leaflet is divided into short, rounded finely-serrated sub-leaflets. 36″ tall x 18-24″ spread. Part/Full Shade

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Forms a clump of delicate, narrow, upright fronds with a slightly ruffled appearance. An excellent specimen fern. 30-36″ tall x 18-24″ spread. Part/Full Shade.

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Narrow lime green fronds tapering down at the tip and at the lower part of blade, deciduous, moderate growth rate, 1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, partial to full shade

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Green, produces edible fiddleheads, bronze fall foliage, moderate growth rate, 3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Broad, smooth, soft green leaves, will brown at first frost, non-flowering, fast growth rate, 2-3 ft high x 3-4 ft wide, partial to full shade

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Green, brown flower spikes that resemble cinnamon, 3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, full to partial shade.

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Broad green fronds with well separated leaflets, moderate growth rate, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, partial to full shade.

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Light green fronds, tapered at both ends, grows in an upright pinnate clump, moderate growth rate, 1-2 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide, partial to full shade

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Bright green, shiny leaves with wavy margin, 1.5-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Dark green, shiny leaves, forked tips, 2 ft tall x 1 ft wide, partial to full shade.

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Dark green, shiny leaves, light brown stems, moderate growth rate, 1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade, acidic.

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Dark green, shiny leaves, brown stems, moderate growth rate, 3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade.

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Dark green, silver underside, brown stems, moderate growth rate, 2-3 ft tall x 2 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade.

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