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Ostrich Fern

Perennial Ostrich Fern – fern MATTEUCCIA struthiopteris. 3′-6′ tall, 3’-4’ spread, part-full shade. The dark green, pinnate fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes, being much wider at the top and tapering down to a bare stipe. The first set of leaves has a gracefully arching form. The leaves turn...

Japanese Painted Fern

Perennial Japanese Painted Fern – fern ATHYRIUM n. ‘Pictum’. 2004 Perennial Plant of the Year®. 12-18″ tall, 24″ spread, part-full shade. Silvery-grey fronds that are dusty purple towards the center. Purplish-red veins and stems. Low, mounding habit, slowly spreading by rhizomes. Zones 3-8. Potted in 3” pots.

Japanese Painted Fern

One of P. Allen Smith’s all time favorites is the Japanese Painted Fern. If you’ll take a little closer look at the leaf or frond, you can see how this plant got its name. This plant looks as though it has been meticulously hand painted with its burgundy veining...

Shade-Loving Plants: Hostas & Ferns

For gardeners scratching their heads over what to plant in those areas of low light, it’s often the Hosta that comes to mind. This plant is regularly recommended by gardening friends or attendants at garden centers, and, for good reason. Perennials that pack a punch, such as the myriad of...

Spring Where the Fern Grows Collection

Perennial Spring Where the Fern Grows Collection – Get 1 each of all 4 Ferns listed below for $32.50 and save over 20% off the individual prices. Collection includes 1 each of: Cinnamon, Japanese Painted, Lady in Red & Ostrich. All work well in part-full shade. All potted in 3” pots.

Cinnamon Fern

Perennial Cinnamon Fern – fern OSMUNDA ‘cinnamomea’. 2-5′ tall, 2-3′ spread, part-full shade. Brilliant green lacy fronds arch outward in vase-shaped clumps. In early summer the fronds emerge as vertical spikes of cinnamon red brown in the center. Prefers a moist, shady site. Deer & rabbit resistant. Zones 3-8....