Perennial Ferns

Athyrium niponicum 'Regal Red'

Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern

Striking violet-red fronds are contrasted by bright silver edges, giving this magnificent fern an overall tapestry effect. The fronds are an outstanding addition to cut flower arrangements, providing lasting color and soft texture. Great for use in containers and as a houseplant. An herbaceous perennial.

  • Light Needs: Full to Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Spreading
  • USDA Zone: 4-9

Dryopteris erythrosora

Autumn Fern

A bold and beautiful choice for shady borders and woodland gardens. A stunning dwarf fern with a flush of young papery fronds that emerge a copper-red color, then mature to a deep green. Spreads by underground stems. An herbaceous perennial.

  • Light Needs: Full Shade
  • Water Needs: Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Spreading
  • USDA Zone: 4-9

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'

The King Ostrich Fern

Large, graceful fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. An excellent fern for woodland gardens and damp areas such as edging around a pond. Thrives in the hot, humid South where normal Ostrich Ferns fear to tread. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. An herbaceous perennial.

  • Light Needs: Full Shade to Filtered Sun
  • Water Needs: Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Spreading
  • USDA Zone: 3-7

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon Fern

Dramatic architectural form and color makes a striking focal point near the edge of water features. Large 4-foot long fronds are blue-green in summer with new growth covered in white hairs. Fertile fronds are a contrasting cinnamon brown. Herbaceous.

  • Light Needs: Filtered Sun
  • Water Needs: Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Spreading
  • USDA Zone: 4-8

Polystichum acrostichoides

Christmas Fern

A low-growing fern native to Eastern North America with dark green, leathery fronds that form a fountain-like foliage crown that broadens with age. Works well as an accent in shaded beds and borders. A clumping fern that can be planted en masse for use as a groundcover that maintains its vibrant color well into winter. Evergreen.

  • Light Needs: Full to Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Habit: Rounded, Upright
  • USDA Zone: 4-8


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