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Ferns

Ferns are valuable shade plants. With their open texture and graceful appearance, ferns make a wonderful counterpoint to flowering perennials. They perform best in moist, well-drained soil, high in organic matter.

Ghost Fern 'Ghost' 24-36"
A sterile hybrid cross between Japanese Painted Fern (A. niponicum'Pictum) and Southern Lady Fern (A. filix-femina) with stunning silvery fronds that grow broad and tall. Rigid upright clump form is bound to leave you with a haunting impression.
  niponicum 'Pictum' 12-18"
(Japanese Painted Fern) Colorful, with soft gray red and green flushed fronds. Light to moderate shade. Deciduous.
Graphic MATTEUCCIA (Ostrich Fern) Zones 3-7
Large ostrich-like leaves. Likes moist, humus-rich soil. Open shade preferred; however, can tolerate sun in swampy areas. Likes to be near water. Spreads rapidly Deciduous.

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