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Varieties of Native Ferns

A native plant grows naturally or has existed for many years in a local region

Ferns, flowers, trees, and other plants may be considered native to an area.

  • Native plants are desirable garden plants due to the adaptable nature of regional climates or soil types. A characteristic of native plants is the low maintenance requirements for these fast-growing and hardy plants.

Native Fern Info

Consideration should be given to native ferns. Ferns indigenous to a region grow best. Ferns vary in form, habitat, size, and texture. Some ferns thrive in the sun, while others prefer the shade or even swampy areas. A native fern is adapted to the local growing conditions and cohabitates nicely with the local environment. The fern is an excellent ornamental plant for outdoor gardens and landscapes.

Types of Native Ferns:

Christmas Fern: The Christmas fern is an evergreen fern that reaches 18 inches at mature, growing height. The fern has a leather-like texture that provides a nice contrast in most outdoor flower gardens. The Christmas fern does not overly dominate a garden and thrives in a moist, shady spot. The spores or seeds or located near the apex of the front.

Hay Scented Fern: The hay-scented fern is partial to full sun or semi-shaded gardens. This common fern grows fast and may spread rapidly. Some care is required to thin the plant growth each spring. The hay-scented fern is bright green with a lacy texture, which is beautifully planted in a flower garden with marigolds, zinnias, or other flowering annuals. The leaves are broader at the base of the plant. Spores (seeds) may be found underneath the triangular fronds. This fern may reach a height at maturity of 18 inches.

New York Fern: The new york fern is also common, often found carpeting the soil in a shady forest. The familiar fern often reaches 2 feet to mature growing height. The tapering of the front may distinguish the new york fern. The leaves are smaller at the base and top compared to the middle of the front.

A lovely shady garden with sunlight filtered by a large tree is the perfect location for this fern

The spores (seeds) are located on the underside of the fronds and may be saved for replanting.

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Hay Scented Fern - TN Nursery

Hay Scented Fern

The Hay-Scented Fern is a deciduous fern known for its delicate, finely divided fronds and a distinctive fragrance reminiscent of freshly mown hay when crushed, commonly found in woodland areas. It is a versatile and attractive plant with numerous landscaping benefits. This deciduous plant is native to North America and can be valuable to garden designs, incorporating texture, ground cover, and visual interest. Hay Scented Fern is native to the open woodlands. Whether it's growing in a pot, adding charm to gardens, or providing flawless ground cover, the natural elegance of the plant can enhance any space. Decorative Attributes of  Hay Scented Fern Also known as dennstaedtia punctilobula, this classy and stylish greenery is both functional and decorative in a laid-back kind of way. The plant has narrow fronds that create bright green leaves throughout the spring and summer. In fall, the fronds turn golden yellow to provide a stunning display of seasonal color. These plants provide superior ground cover, and because of their decorative qualities, the fragrant ferns can add texture and splashes of bright greenery to shade gardens. The greenery also makes a unique and striking border for garden beds. Amazing Fragrance Of The Fern Scented types exude an aroma of freshly cut hay in the late summer. That's how this plant got its name. The wonderful aroma smells like summer itself, with the fragrance of freshly mowed lawns hanging sweetly in the warm air. The fresh, summery fragrance is released into the air when the stems are disturbed or broken. Perhaps because of the scent, the plant repels rabbits and deer, which many gardeners appreciate. Because these plants are deciduous, they lose their leaves in late fall and early winter. Nevertheless, because they are shade perennials, the plants produce fresh growth throughout the spring and summer. Garden Display Of The Fern Unlike many other species, this plant has individual fronds that grow almost straight up from an underground stem called a rhizome. Plants can be up to two feet tall and four feet wide. The feathery, finely textured fronds are appreciated for their lush and abundant appearance. After emerging from the creeping underground stems, the fronds spread slowly, forming clusters of bright green carpeting over the ground. Abundant little leaflets give the fronds their lush, feathery appeal.   Shop At TN Nursery The small leaflets have finely serrated margins and pointy, lance-shaped tips that are positioned alternately along the length of the stem. The fronds provide a stunning explosion of vibrant green foliage that makes a stunning backdrop for any surrounding landscape.

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