The Brake Fern, sometimes also called the Eagle Fern, is one of the most luxurious, lush ferns a garden could boast. The leaves of the fronds are long and sharply pointed, and the fronds grow thickly, giving the Brake Fern a thick, bushy look. They are vigorous and bright green, easy to plant and to propagate. They have a natural range covering most of the U.S., so there's no need to be concerned about any of these ferns becoming invasive. In fact, when planted as a ground cover beneath shade trees, they can be used to help prevent soil erosion!
Buyers should be aware that the Brake Fern can be mildly toxic to animals.