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Native Ferns

Scientific NameCommon NameTypeHeightHabitatColorBloom TimeExposureFeatures
Adiantum capillus-veneris Southern Maidenhair, Venus Hair Fern Deciduous 6"-1' Shady, moist Green No flowering Part shade - shade Specific growing requirements. Can occur as an attached mass growing directly on rock outcroppings or between well-drained cobbles where moisture is present. Used as bog edge plant. Cut back dead foliage.
Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Deciduous 1-3' Moist, cool, rich woods & shaded areas Deep BlueGreen No flowering Part sun - shade Uniqie graceful, fan-like pattern. Easy to grow if in right conditions. Keep enely moist year-round. Burgundy red fiddleheads appear in early spring.
Athyrium asplenioides Southern Lady Fern Deciduous 3-6' Wet, moist Lime green to light green No flowering Part shade Great to use in large scale eastern woodland landscapes. Plant as ground cover, accent plant, in bog or pond area, or in water gardens. Water when fronds turn brown. Has interesting foliage.
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Sheild Fern Deciduous 3-6' Moist, humid woodlands Green No flowering Part shade - shade Good groundcover fern for shade gardens in the hot Southeast. Prefers heavy, wet soils and is heat tolerant.
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Deciduous 2-6' Average to wet; boggy areas Green leaves; brown fronds No flowering Sun - shade Clusters of arching fronds. Can grow in full sun if in standing water. Use in bog or pond area, or wetland landscape. The contrasting stature of fertile and infertile fronds provide dramatic accents.
Osmunda regalis Royal Fern Deciduous 3-6' Average to wet; swamps, marshes, streambanks Dark green No flowering Part sun - shade Unique form and texture. An accent fern for the water garden, bog, or pond area

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