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.
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.
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.