Best Sellers-Fern Plants add great lushness to any home or garden
Those looking to add a touch of a tropical feel to their home will often seek out the best ferns. These plants are a great way to add some color and lushness as they take very little maintenance. To help you decide on which fern plants to buy, we’ve provided a list below with the benefits of each.
Best Sellers-Fern Plants inlcude Christmas Ferns and Giant Ostrich Ferns
Christmas Ferns (Polystichum acrostichoides)
Approximately 1 to 2 feet in height and spread, this fern plant is an excellent addition to your home. They are easy to set up and will grow if you give them the proper amount of moisture. Christmas ferns are also handy because they can grow in almost any soil. Most prefer to use these as a winter accent for their landscape.
Giant Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Many remarks on how Giant Ostrich Ferns are one of the best fern plants for covering large areas of groundcover in shaded areas. They have a spread of 5 to 8 feet with a height ranging from 3 to 6 feet. The fronds of this species resemble an ostrich feather, hence the common name. If you need to add some greenery around your outdoor pond, this fern might be the choice for you.
New York Ferns (Thelypteris noveboracensis)
New York Ferns are favorite amongst gardeners for their controllability despite how quickly they cover space. With its tapered leaf blades, this fern makes for an attractive addition to any garden or yard. Use New York Ferns to accent any woodland garden or shade garden.
Best Sellers-Fern Plants are hardy and tolerant of the cold
Glade Ferns (Diplazium pycnocarpon)
Known to most for their appeal as a hanging plant, Glad Ferns are picked because of the narrow featherlike leaves. This species of fern grows best in lightly shaded areas that are moist with silty or loamy soil. Glade ferns will add to any indoor or outdoor pots.
Hardy Native Ferns
Hardy native ferns are an excellent choice for any home because of the tolerance of the cold winter months. They can also be frown outside of the house year-round, making it ideal for anyone just starting with ferns.
Whether you need a fern that can handle the cold or one that is elegant and adds an appealing filler to your garden, these are the best selling ferns amongst our clients.
Toothwood d Fern-Dryopteris spinulosais
Toothwood Fern-Dryopteris spinulosais
The Toothwood Fern or Narrow Buckler Fern is a beautiful, lace-like plant. This fern is triangular and has tiny leaflets that look a lot like teeth, hence the name of the plant. The plant is a perennial with the vivid green color that is glossy, even when the plant reaches maturity. This fern is unlike other ferns because of its shape and leaflets, but often gets mistaken for a Lady Fern as the Toothwood Fern and Lady Fern look similar in appearance. The Toothwood Fern can grow in dry soil; however, it prefers moist soil as it does better in it. This fern does best in Zones 3-8 and best in full shade-partial sun. The Toothwood grows between 1 to 3 feet when mature, so it does not get huge. It is a versatile plant in that it can grow in places most other plants cannot, and it can be planted inside a large enough pot to grow inside in addition to outside. This fern is lovely to have as a background plant, an accent plant, or make a garden look even more beautiful. The Toothwood is also long-living, and deer and grouse are attracted to it, but it does die in the winter and comes back in the spring. Toothwood ferns start as a tuberous root and should be planted 1-2 inches apart. Easy to grow and care for, the Toothwood’s flowering period is April through September, but keep in mind that it is also slow-growing. For soil erosion that can occur around a home or other places, this fern is perfect to have planted in these trouble areas. It will cut down the amount of erosion that is happening. If you are patient and want a plant that is both a benefit and looks beautiful, a Toothwood Fern can fill that bill.
Glade Fern - Diplazium pycnocarpon
The Glad Fern, also known as “Narrow-Leaved Spleenwort,” has lush dark green feathery foliage that doesn’t fade or yellow. Thriving best in full shade or partial sun, this plant is going to stand out in your garden all year long. Plant size varies from 1.5 to 4 feet tall and is natively found on moist rocky hillsides throughout the Central and Eastern United States. Individual leaves are up to 3 feet long and 9 inches across. Leaves have a long slender simple-pinnate form with 20-30 pairs of leaflets providing an appealing texture to the garden. Use between large boulders and rocks for a tropical feel or to give a wilder exotic theme. It has few problems with disease and insects, making it ideal around other floral vegetation. Although the plant does not have direct relationships with wildlife, it does provide suitable ground cover and a shaded, moist base for amphibians, turtles, and beneficial soil detritivores. Glade Fern is easily spread and can be divided in the spring to fill in other areas of the garden. Although mostly a dark green color, this plant can sometimes pigment variations from bright green to greenish-blue depending on moisture and soil nutrition. Plants that complement Glade Fern in the garden include other species of Hosta, Bleeding Heart, Lily of the Valley and Astilbe among many others. Known to do well on shaded hillsides, this plant can be placed in areas not normally accessible or hard to reach. Glade Fern is low maintenance and does not require annual pruning or soil amendments. Fonds of the plant stay full and fluffy, providing a delightful sweeping motion during breezy days. It is the perfect addition to the shaded rocky garden. These gorgeous ferns are shipped to the consumer in their bare-root form, so they arrive in top-notch condition.
Autumn Fern - Dryopteris erythrosora
The Autumn Fern is a famous award-winning plant, favored by top gardeners. As the Greek name Dryopteris infers [(Drys) tree and (Pteris) fern], this fern is ideally grown under the shade of a tree. This semi-evergreen desires a moist environment; While being more hearty and better able to withstand dry spells than other types of ferns, once it is established. The fronds of this plant are lovely, dark green at maturity; accented with pink and bronze colored highlights in developing fronds.
This herbaceous perennial fern does well in fertilized humus-rich soil. And, maybe desirable as an accent or centerpiece, if placed under your gazebo or shaded patio area.
Although, there is nothing more refreshing to the senses than to walk barefoot among soft fern fronds within a damp and shaded garden grove.
One could picture the ferns with another popular shade-lover, the Lady In Red, exploding with bright red blooms blaring out. Picture hummingbirds are feeding off bluebells, and buzzing about the White Orchids; fragrantly drawing you into the comforting bosom of shade beneath a large oak tree. Yes, these are plants that help you dream up a fantastic fantasy from the subtle and soft palette of soft highlights.
These plants originate from the Orient and have that subtle Japanese artsy style to them. If you like ferns, why not grow the most awarded and coveted examples. Captivate passers-by and visitors with fantasy arrangements, juxtaposed against this beautiful backdrop.
Also known as the Japanese Wood Fern, Coppershield Fern, and the Brilliance Autumn Fern, this plant has become a top choice for many gardeners. We ship these plants to you fresh and ready for transplant to moist soil. We have sourced out the best plants, and have streamlined our packing and distribution procedures. Trust us for all of your home garden and landscaping needs.
The royal fern also is known as osmunda regalis, and the flowering fern is an elegant addition to wet areas along ponds, streams, water gardens, bog, shaded borders, woodland gardens, wild gardens, and native plant gardens. This non-flowering plant has a unique texture and structure that are striking to the eye. The royal fern is tall with broad fronds that have large well-separated leaflets. Spring, Summer, and fall is its best time for growing, its fronds usually turn yellow to brown in autumn. A bead-like spore is found in bunches at the tips of the fronds.
The royal fern is best grown in mostly shaded medium to wet soil but also well-drained. It thrives in moist, fertile, acidic soil but may adapt to a lesser condition if there is consistent moisture. While the royal fern prefers a colder climate, it can tolerate the strength of the sun with lots of water keeping the soil moist throughout the day.
The royal fern is resistant to the damage of browsing rabbits and deer. When growing to make sure to allow plenty of room for growth, it may reach 4-6 feet in height, 2-3 feet spread, and 18in in spacing. Most ferns grow slowly so it may take several years to reach their maximum size. Location and plenty of shade throughout the day are essential for healthy growth. Royal ferns need deficient care, making them easy to grow, keeping this plant lively won’t be much of a hassle. They are also a pest, and disease-free, causing these plants very kid-friendly.
The royal fern is an attractive addition to any part of a garden, with its variety of textures, colors, sizes, and shapes there is a stunning fern to fit any need, want, or desire. When buying a royal fern, there are usually two sizes available: bare root with tubes, and 3.5-inch pots. This deciduous plant is just as splendid as its name.