Plants By Type
Bladder Fern - Cystopteris bulbifera
Bladder Ferns are great for rock gardens and hardy enough for tougher soils. Part of this is because they are native to rockier areas of North America: in fact, these ferns can often be spotted in the wild, growing from rocky ledges at high elevations at or even above the tree line. They are also fairly cold-hardy and can be recommended for gardens of the American Northeast. They tend towards the smaller spectrum of ferns, even in optimum conditions, and can be compared to the similar Lady Fern. These ferns can be recommended for indoor as well as outdoor planting. These are beautiful ferns that can grow to be as tall as one to three feet and can also grow to be two to three feet wide. They are amazing as their fronds can also become several inches long. They thrive when they are planted in full and partial shade and also love to be in gardens and other areas that offer moist and well-drained soils. Climate zones three through seven are perfect for these plants and they are also known as Cystopteris Bulbifera. These ferns can also be spotted growing wild in rocky areas that are located in North America. They do amazingly well when added to rock gardens or rocky locations under large trees, and they can also survive and adapt to poor soils. These ferns are bright and add lots of color to natural areas or rock gardens and provide a very natural curb appeal as they grow and mature.