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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Sturdy, upright, medium green fronds with a slightly ruffled appearance grow lush on this male fern. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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Orange-to-red-copper-pink young fronds unfurl in spring and turn to shiny deep green in the warmer months. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant

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

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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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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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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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Semi-evergreen finely divided leaves grow on delicate fronds with rusty-brown scales, giving a lacy appearance. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
1-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Wet soil tolerant

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Dark green, narrow leathery leafed fronds grow lush on this male fern. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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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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S

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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V

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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