Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern)

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern)

Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern This evergreen fern is used throughout the winter to grace cut-flower arrangements, and thrives outdoors in shady, humus-rich soil. Typically 2-3’ in height. Height: 2-3 feet Sun Requirements: Full shade to part shade Water...
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon Fern The common name of this plant refers to the cinnamon coloured fibers found near the frond bases. Requires medium to wet soils. Height: 2-5 feet Sun Requirements: Full shade to part shade Water Requirements: Moist to wet humus...
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)

Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)

Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern This unique fern is commonly found in damp, swampy areas in part-shade. Its dark brown spore-bearing stalks stay on the plant through the winter. Sensitive to frost hence the name. Height: Up to 3 feet Sun Requirements: Full shade to...
Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern This is the “fiddle-head” fern, whose early spring fronds make a tasty snack. Ostrich fern can grow to 5’ in height, and spread rather aggressively once established. Enjoys partial shade and moist soils. Height: 4-5 feet Sun...
Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

Dryopteris marginalis Marginal Wood Fern This common, evergreen woodland fern is named for the spore cases that line the margins on the backs of fertile fronds. A robust fern for shady places and humus-rich soil. Height: Grows up to 3 feet Sun Requirements: Full shade...