Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern
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One of the Most Beautiful Ferns Available Easily one of the most beautiful ferns for your shady and wet garden spots, Ostrich Fern (MATTEUCCIA struthiopteris) is a must have. The fronds unfurl into a beautiful vase shape that really does look like an ostrich’s tail feathers. Lustrous, very large dark emerald fronds arch gracefully from the base of the fern. This native gives the tropical feel of a palm but handles cold weather much better (up to zone 3!) Ostrich fern is happiest in a site that is moist, cool and shady. It handles more sun the closer it is to a stream, pond or bog and handles wet feet like a duck.Ostrich fern settles nicely in a woodland setting, but try it in a modern or contemporary landscape, too. It really sings when planted in masses. Interestingly, we’re told by friends in Vermont that the young fiddleheads are delicious sautéed in a bit of oil, with a taste like asparagus. It’s even the state vegetable in Vermont! If you want a fast growing, beautiful, shade loving fern, then this is the one for you. Order yours today! * Elegant arching fronds* Loves moist shade* Edible fiddleheads  .

Foxtail Fern

Foxtail Fern
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Foxtails of Verdant Color Foxtail Fern, Aspragus densiflorus ‘Myers’, is an evergreen perennial with distinctive features. Plant several for a unique border along your perennial bed, or even just one for some uncommon beauty and texture in your yard. Foxtail Fern would even do well in a hanging planter on your patio or as a houseplant indoors. Your Foxtail Fern is a delightful fern variety unlike any you have ever seen. This unique evergreen fern features mounds of delightfully fluffy “foxtails” reaching up and out from the plant’s center. The foliage consists of long, light green plumes of soft, needled leaves. The effect is a mound of vibrant, fuzzy foliage that will not only draw your eye but add one-of-a-kind texture to your landscape. For an added benefit, delicate blossoms (of a diminutive nature), appear densely peppered amid the stems in mid-summer, a lovely pristine white amid the green foliage. The blossoms transition to green berries that turn a brilliant red for fall, and offer a tasty treat for your feathered friends. Foxtail Ferns will grow up to 2 feet tall with a 3-foot spread. It’s an easy perennial to care for and is drought and seaside tolerant. It’s adaptive to a variety of conditions and even deer tend to pass it by. If you love ferns but would like something that’s unusual, then Foxtail Fern is the fern for you! Gorgeous evergreen color, lush texture and delightful eye-catching form make this an ideal fern for your home. Calculate into its assets the flowers and berries, and you have a fern that is not only stunning but useful to your wildlife as well. Try one today! * Evergreen * Flowers and berries * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Works well in containers * Drought tolerant * Deer tolerant.

Beautiful Wood Fern

Beautiful Wood Fern
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Vibrant, Hardy Fern for your Home The Beautiful Wood Fern, Dryopteris pulcherrima, is a recent variety of fern, commonly used for ornamental purposes. Plant some of these around trees, shrubs or anywhere you’d love some lovely, evergreen groundcover. In Latin, pulcherrima means “beautiful”, and once you see this new variety of fern, you’re sure to understand the reason for its name.This shade-tolerant, hardy fern features richly-green, arching fronds with an elegant spread. It has a light, airy appearance and is perfect for around shade trees or other empty spots where you’d like something vibrant and green to fill the space. Beautiful Wood Fern will grow to a height of about 24 inches, with a spreading nature. Beautiful Wood Ferns tend to be low maintenance and hardy, so you can generally just plant one and watch it thrive. It is heat and drought tolerant, with an evergreen nature that ensures year round interest. If you’re in the market for a new fern for your home, Beautiful Wood Fern would make a lovely choice. Its versatile and hardy nature is sure to please you whether you use it as a groundcover, in containers or as an accent. * Evergreen * Winter interest * Hardy * Great for containers * Heat tolerant * Drought tolerant once established.

Burgundy Lace Lady Fern

Burgundy Lace Lady Fern
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This Shade Lover Adds Great Color! Athyrium Burgundy Lace, Athyrium niponicum ‘Burgundy Lace’, is a show stopper fern with its contrasting leaves of silvery green and purple midribs. ‘Burgundy Lace’ is a great addition of lovely color to a shade garden.  With its graceful fern-like foliage, this plant will add texture to any shaded landscape, and makes a wonderful counterpoint to flowering perennials. This plant grows best in moist, highly organic soil and is very striking when planted in groups, along borders or in containers. ‘Burgundy Lace’ is a hardy fern that grows best in humus-rich, moist soil but will also adapt to tough conditions. It is tolerant of clay soils, hot summers, and frigid winters. Divide plants in spring. * Silvery Fern Leaves with Purple MidRibs* Tolerant of Cold, Heat, Clay Soils* Full to Part Shade  .

Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern
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Classic Wetland Native Perennial  Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) is the perfect plant for that wet spot in your yard where very little will grow. Native to American wetlands, this plant thrives in woodland gardens and by streams, ponds and bogs. If you have a water feature in your yard, then this is the plant you want growing beside it.  This elegant fern is usually 2’-3’ tall but can grow to 5’ tall with constant moisture. They can even thrive in standing water for extended periods of time. They perform well in sun or shade. They work great in containers, borders, shade gardens and excel as specimen plants.  The name Cinnamon Fern refers to the cinnamon colored new fronds and the fibers that are found near the base. (You’ve seen these pretty fibers used to make orchid pots.) These ferns don’t flower or bloom, but they don’t need to. They make a huge statement with just their emerald green fronds standing like sentinels in your garden. These plants look prehistoric and are as sturdy as they look.  Use these slowly spreading plants to fill in those wet spots and then don’t give them another thought. They are that hardy. Order your Cinnamon Fern from Nature Hills today.  * Fast grower* Thrives in wet soil* Sun or shade.

Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern
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One of the Showiest Ferns! Autumn Fern, Dryopteris Erythrosora, is a plant that will provide a new color with every season! It is one of the showiest ferns as the fronds emerge in the spring with beautiful bright copper-bronze color tones. It then turns to dark green for summer, and back to bronze again in the fall. Autumn Fern has an evergreen habit that looks great in the partly-shaded bed or border. Once established it’s virtually self-maintaining, and truly eye-catching in any setting. This Autumn Fern reaches 2 feet in height and width. It is one of the few perennials that will grow happily beneath large shade trees or in dry soils.It presents a great effect when planted near a rock or a small pond. Use in pots indoors or for a patio or deck plant. Here’s a plant that will be with you season after season! Nature Hills offers you large, well established 1 gallon plants.  Order yours today! * Thrives in part to full shade* Drought tolerant* Looks great in containers .