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Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern

The Ostrich Fern is a large, deciduous fern with graceful, feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes, commonly found in moist woodland areas and prized for its ornamental value. It is a magnificent and beneficial plant with several advantages in landscaping projects. The Ostrich Fern is characterized by its large, feathery fronds resembling an ostrich's plumage. One of the primary benefits of incorporating the fern into landscaping is its dramatic and striking appearance. The fronds can grow to several feet in height, creating an impressive and eye-catching display in the garden. Their arching form and vibrant green color add a touch of elegance and grace to outdoor spaces, making them a desirable focal point or accent in landscape designs. The fern is excellent for woodland gardens and shaded areas. They thrive in damp and shady environments, making them ideal for creating lush and tranquil spaces under trees or along streams and ponds. As they prefer partial to full shade, they contribute to the beauty and functionality of shaded garden areas where other plants may struggle to thrive. Moreover, the fern is helpful for erosion control in landscaping. Its extensive fibrous root system helps stabilize soil, effectively preventing erosion on slopes and other vulnerable areas. This erosion control property adds to the fern's value in landscape design, contributing to the garden's long-term structural integrity and stability. Another advantage of using it in landscaping is its low-maintenance nature. Once established, it requires minimal care, making it a practical choice for landscape designs requiring less attention. Additionally, the fern is relatively pest-resistant, reducing the need for chemical treatments and interventions, thereby promoting a more eco-friendly and sustainable landscaping approach. In conclusion, the ostrich fern offers several benefits in landscaping projects. Its dramatic appearance, suitability for shaded areas, erosion control capabilities, and low-maintenance nature make it a valuable addition to gardens and outdoor spaces. By incorporating the fern into landscape designs, enthusiasts can create visually stunning and environmentally friendly landscapes that thrive in shaded environments and contribute to the environment's health. Get your Ostrich Fern at TN Nursery today! The Ostrich Fern, scientifically known as Matteuccia struthiopteris, is a striking and captivating fern species that has gained its name due to its distinctive appearance, reminiscent of ostrich feathers. This perennial fern is native to North America, particularly in regions of the eastern United States and Canada, and is highly regarded for its distinctive fronds and ability to thrive in various environments.  One of the most distinguishing features of the fern is its fronds, characterized by their elegant, feathery appearance. These fronds can grow several feet tall, creating a stunning display of lush greenery. The individual leaflets on each frond are finely divided, giving them a delicate and intricate texture. In spring, the fiddleheads of the fern emerge from the ground, tightly coiled and covered in brown scales, resembling an ostrich's head. As they unfurl, they transform into the beautiful fronds that adorn this fern throughout the growing season.  Ostrich Ferns are typically found in moist, shaded woodlands and prefer soil rich in organic matter. They are known for their ability to spread through rhizomes, forming dense colonies over time. This makes them an excellent choice for naturalizing shady areas in gardens and landscapes. They can adjust to various soil conditions but prefer consistently moist soil.  Their dense growth provides habitat and cover for wildlife, and their rhizomatous nature helps prevent soil erosion.  In conclusion, the Ostrich Fern is a captivating and adaptable fern species native to North America. With its elegant fronds, distinctive fiddleheads, and ability to thrive in various environments, it is a cherished addition to gardens, natural landscapes, and even the culinary world. The fern continues to captivate and inspire those who encounter it.

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Christmas Fern

Christmas Fern

Christmas ferns are known for their evergreen fronds that stay green throughout the winter, making them a popular choice for holiday decorations. An evergreen fern that offers numerous landscaping benefits. Its elegant appearance, resilience, and adaptability make it a favorite choice for professional landscapers and homeowners alike. One of the key advantages of incorporating it into landscaping is its aesthetic appeal. Add Year-Round Cover With Christmas Fern The fronds of Christmas ferns are distinctive for their lustrous, dark green coloration. The crownless rootstock produces clusters of fronds that can be anywhere from one to two feet in length. Wintertime sees the delicate, light-green leaves changing color from green to golden. They are great for covering uneven terrain since they spread slowly from dormant rhizomes and develop in clusters. Add Vibrant Colors During the Winter With Christmas Ferns They keep their greenery throughout the year so they can start photosynthesis earlier. The presence of chlorophyll indicates the photosynthesis process is underway, as the color green indicates. These plants do not flower. They are spore-borne rather than gametophytic. They do boast verdant foliage from April to the first frost; these silvery green baby fronds, known as fiddleheads, emerge in the early spring as new leaves. Protect the Yard From Soil Erosion With Christmas Fern When they are in full bloom in winter, they press down on fallen leaves to hasten their decomposition and provide nutrients to the soil. This goes a long way in protecting the yard against soil erosion. Another way these plants stop soil erosion is by using their root systems to bind the soil together. Plus, when planted firmly in the ground, they create thick barriers made of stems that reduce the rate at which water flows through them. Create Natural Landscapes and Habitats With a Christmas Fern A lot of people like to plant it in their yards because of the texture and foliage they provide. They do a great job at creating natural-looking landscapes. The fact that they are hardy enough to survive light snowfall and cold makes them perfect for winter gardening. They can also handle a large range of soil types and flourish in partly shady or entirely shaded locations. Birds, insects, and even small mammals may find food and refuge under them. The dense vegetation provides great cover for ground-dwelling species. The plants conceal prey from predators by shading other animals and invertebrates that feed on the ground.

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Fiddlehead Fern

Fiddlehead Fern

Fiddlehead ferns are tightly coiled shoots; nbsp, resembling the scroll of a violin and are often used as a culinary delicacy.The young, coiled fronds of ferns, such as the Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), offer several benefits when landscaping projects. These unique and visually appealing plants have been admired for their charming appearance and practical uses in outdoor spaces. Fiddlehead Fern is native to North America, northern Asia, and Europe. In North America, they are most commonly found in Eastern Canada, southern Alaska, and from Maine to Illinois. Matteuccia Struthiopteris gets its name from the crowns it develops in the spring. These crowns or fonds tend to resemble the heads of violins or feathers. How to Identify Fiddlehead Fern It is popular for its vase shape and tall curled fonds. On average, gardeners can expect them to grow between three and four feet tall and one foot wide. However, once well established, they can grow up to six feet tall and have a width of up to eight feet. They are found naturally in wooded areas that have rivers or streams. It is considered a deciduous perennial that grows upright. They don't develop flowers. Instead, the leaves are bright to medium green. The plant grows its fiddleheads in the spring, and they can reach heights of one and a half feet tall. Where to Plant Fiddlehead Fern in Your Garden They grow well in areas that lack full sun. Gardeners can enjoy planting them in shade gardens, along walls, and around trees and tall shrubs. When the ferns develop their spore-bearing fronds in the summer, gardeners can dry them and use them in flower bouquets or arrangements in vases. Fiddlehead Fern Attracts Wildlife It provides cover for frogs and birds, especially robins, wrens, and wood thrushes, which tend to forage in them. These ferns may also attract turtles, butterflies, and bees. Best Companion Plants for Fiddlehead Fern It grows well next to green ash, Virginia bluebells, wild ginger, swamp buttercup, common elderberry, golden Alexander, and wild blue phlox. They can also be planted under or near the American elm and silver maple tree. They make beautiful additions to shade gardens, and they can help fill empty spaces under trees and around shrubs. They also have around water features and in any area that resembles their natural habitats.

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Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern

The Cinnamon Fern is a large type of deciduous plant characterized by its distinctive, cinnamon-colored fertile fronds standing upright in the plant's center. It is a captivating and versatile plant with numerous landscaping benefits. This plant, native to eastern North America, has become famous for gardeners and landscapers due to its aesthetic appeal, adaptability, and environmental contributions. Cinnamon Fern grows to a height of some 6 feet and spreads out about 4 feet on its black stalks. The unfurled pinnae are Kelly green on top, while the fronds in the center of the plant, which give it its name, are dark brown and resemble sticks of cinnamon because they grow straight up. Cinnamon Fern In The Springtime Early in the spring, the central fronds that turn brown later start out life as silver-colored fiddleheads. They're covered in fur, too, charmingly "shaking off the cold of winter." The broad fronds on the stalks form a cute rosette around the central stalks. The silver fiddleheads match well with Fescue or Brunner. Those fiddleheads appear early in the year when the top of the fern is clumped together in a cute bundle. As the Cinnamon Fern Opens When the fiddleheads are ready to open, the silver hair on them turns brown and clings to the base of the pinnae as they expand to their full glory. The large, broad pinnae on 3-foot fronds is the sterile variety. In the center of the plant, the cinnamon-colored fronds with much smaller pinnae are the fertile fronds. The plant's attractiveness comes from the contrast between the two frond types. Secondarily, the contrast between the expanded fronds and any nearby silver flowers, which they used to match, is equally striking in effect. When it comes to the sterile fronds, they can hold almost two dozen pinnae that taper gently in size from large to small, creating a shape that almost resembles a palm frond made up of pinnae. The Sporangia Of The Cinnamon Fern This plant doesn't have sori. Instead, it has sporangia that surround the stalk of the fertile frond. These turn brown as they open and give the plant its name. Up close, they're made up of tiny dots that wrap around the stalk in fine, beautiful shapes. From the time the plants peek through until the fiddleheads unfurl, it is about a week during the spring. During this time, you can see the shape of the pinnae and fronds develop and become full members of the garden for that year. Cinnamon Fern The Focal Point These ferns make an attractive, striking, and attention-grabbing entry in any garden, and because they're perennial, they'll be back every year to be a lovely garden anchor.

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Lady Fern

Lady Fern

The Lady Fern is a delicate, feathery-textured fern with finely divided, lacy fronds is often found in moist, shaded woodland environments. It is;a graceful and versatile fern species that offers a range of benefits when incorporated into landscaping designs. Its delicate fronds, adaptability, and aesthetic contributions make it a sought-after choice for enhancing outdoor spaces. Elevate Your Yard's Aesthetic Value with Lady Fern Lady Fern, scientifically known as Athyrium filix-femina, is a natural perennial that can reach a height of five feet. Their large, lacy leaves are a brilliant green color, each of which can grow as wide as a foot. As the summer progresses, the leaves are a verdant green, but as winter approaches, they turn a golden yellow. The stems of the fronds might be green, purple, or red. As the temperature decreases in the autumn, the leaves fall off; they always grow back in the spring. A cluster of these plants will form around the original plant as they spread out from a core base. Not only are they more tolerant of dry soils than other plants, but they can even handle partial sunshine in damp soil. Use the Lady Fern for Soil Enrichment The rhizome root systems of these plants play a significant role in soil stabilization. You can use the fronds that fall from them as mulch. These plants also enhance soil erosion prevention because of the dense plant cover they provide and their unique adaptation to slopes. Use Lady Fern to Build Wildlife Habitats Because of their fibrous root systems and thick, verdant foliage, they are great for creating homes for animals in their native environments. Many small animals, like beetles and spiders, find cover and a place to lay their eggs among the complex fronds, while the plant itself protects them from danger. Birds and other animals, including some amphibians and reptiles, feed on the plant's decaying matter, fungi, and other organic material present in the soil and leaf litter for sustenance. Create Garden Borders With Lady Fern They have been around for a long time in American woods, but they've just lately become popular as landscaping plants. They work excellently as garden borders, which helps keep certain animals away. With their somewhat tall stature, they are also perfect for layering borders in the garden. They provide a lovely low-front or mid-height addition when planted toward the front or center of the border, respectively.

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Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern, or Pteridium aquilinum, is a captivating and ubiquitous fern species that thrives in a wide range of habitats across the globe. This perennial plant, which belongs to the Dennstaedtiaceae family, is a prime example of nature's adaptability and resilience.; Enhance the Look of Your Home With Bracken Fern Brown stems covered with silvery gray hair are characteristic of them. Their typical flowering time is in early spring. Their compound leaves are two or three times as numerous as their triangular leaves. These leaves can be anywhere from two to four feet long and up to three feet in width. An intricate whorl of three leaves forms at the very base of the stem. Starting in the middle to the end of June and continuing into late summer, spores begin to grow on the underside of the leaves. After the first heavy frost in the spring, the fronds will begin to grow again. By the end of summer, the fronds begin to change color, going from brown to a beautiful copper or gold that complements any vivid fall foliage. Add Natural Habitats for Animals With Bracken Fern The thick canopies they create keep the soil wet, which in turn creates a humid microclimate that's home to many different kinds of plants and animals. They are also an important part of the habitat's biodiversity since they provide a food source for some animals, like rabbits. They are perfect for building nests because they have plenty of fibrous fronds, which many birds and small animals use for this purpose. Create Beautiful Edges and Borders With Bracken Fern They provide a gentle and realistic border that goes well with garden settings. They are great for adding winter beauty to garden borders because of their evergreen leaves. For garden borders in regions prone to deer, they are a good option since they are usually resistant to deer grazing. Make Your Soil Healthier With Bracken Fern By decomposing leaf litter, bracken ferns improve soil structure, increase microbial activity, and supply organic matter to the soil. This makes the soil healthier. The fibrous roots of these plants improve drainage and lessen soil compaction by aerating the soil. They also help with nutrient cycling by absorbing and releasing nutrients, which stabilizes soil and prevents erosion.

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Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

The Maidenhair Fern is a delicate, deciduous plant with finely divided, fan-shaped fronds and distinctive black stems, adding an elegant touch to shaded gardens and moist woodlands. It is an aesthetically pleasing plant that offers a range of benefits when used in landscaping. Its unique characteristics and visual appeal make it famous for outdoor and indoor spaces. The Maidenhair is prized for its delicate leaves and long lifespan. The scientific name is Adiantum SPP, and it's part of 250 species of these plants, including the Northern, Delta, and Southern Maidenhair ferns. The Greek part of the plants official name means unwetted, and it gets that name from its ability to shed water without truly getting damp. These plants are native to the Himalayas, East Asia, and the eastern part of North America. Maidenhair Fern Characteristics The Adiantum spp are prized for their fan-shaped leaves. They are known to make great houseplants and usually grow between one and two feet tall and the same in width. Their stems are wiry black, while the leaves are bright green. Gardeners can expect them to reach their full height in three years, and they can live up to 15 years with proper care. Best Places to Grow Maidenhair Fern Adiantum SPP grows well in pots, containers, and terrariums, and they can be replanted as they outgrow their containers. In addition to making great container plants, they can be planted in shade gardens and hosta gardens. Benefits of Planting Maidenhair Fern The Adiantum SPP is known for its air purification qualities. The leaves draw in airborne toxins and are used as nutrients. This feature helps them clean the air wherever they are planted. They also release moisture, which can help combat dry indoor air. When the Adiantum SPP is planted outdoors, it can help stabilize loose soil and provide cover for wildlife, including frogs, lizards, and birds. In fact, birds will sometimes use the dried frons to line their nests. Preferred Maidenhair Fern Companion Plants The Adiantum SPP can be grown with a variety of other flowers and ferns, including the strawberry begonia, coral bells, ginger, woodland geraniums, bloodroot, hostas, hellebores, and pulmonarias. Gardeners can enjoy the calmness of the Adiantum SPP indoors and outdoors. They make great potted plants, and they look wonderful around water features and along hillsides. They can also be combined with many other types of ferns and flowers to create eye-catching garden beds.

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Hay Scented Fern

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 Hay Scented 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. Fall Foliage Of Hay Scented Fern 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 Hay Scented 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. 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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Royal Fern

Royal Fern

The Royal Fern is a Large, striking fern with feathery fronds and a distinctive crown of fertile fronds, typically found in wetland habitats and appreciated for their ornamental appeal in gardens. They are a majestic and captivating plant with numerous landscaping benefits. With its distinctive appearance and unique characteristics, this fern adds a touch of elegance and natural charm to outdoor spaces. Its aesthetic and practical qualities make it popular among landscape designers and homeowners. One of the key benefits of incorporating it into landscaping is its ability to thrive in various environments. Whether placed near water features, in shaded areas, or as part of woodland gardens, this fern can adapt to different growing conditions, adding versatility to landscape designs. Its lush green fronds, which can reach impressive heights, create a sense of verticality, adding visual interest and dimension to the overall landscape. The architectural beauty of it is another notable advantage. Royal Fern's symmetrical and graceful fronds unfurl uniquely, resembling the appearance of a regal crown. This distinctive growth pattern makes the fern an eye-catching focal point that effortlessly draws attention. Whether used as standalone specimens or grouped with other plants, it brings a sense of sophistication to outdoor spaces. Furthermore, it contributes to environmental sustainability. Their dense foliage provides shade and shelter for small wildlife, offering a habitat for birds, insects, and other creatures. The fern's extensive root system prevents soil erosion, making it a valuable addition to landscapes with slopes or near water bodies. By enhancing the area's ecological balance, they promote a healthier and more vibrant ecosystem. In summary, the Royal fern benefits in landscaping are manifold. Its adaptability, distinctive appearance, and positive impact on the environment make it an excellent choice for creating captivating outdoor settings. Whether used as a focal point, as part of a lush backdrop, or for its environmental contributions, it adds a touch of timeless elegance and natural allure to any landscape design. Buy your Royal Fern from TN Nursery! The Royal Fern, scientifically known as Osmunda regalis, is a majestic and enchanting plant with its graceful presence and unique characteristics. This ancient fern species, native to Europe, Asia, and North America, is renowned for its regal appearance and fascinating role in folklore and horticulture.  Standing tall and proud, the Royal Fern can reach heights of up to six feet, making it one of the most towering ferns in the world. Its striking fronds are a sight to behold, with a deep green hue and a feathery appearance that adds elegance to any landscape. These fronds, which can span up to six feet in length, are composed of numerous leaflets that branch out gracefully, resembling the plumes of a peacock.  One of the most captivating features of it is its reproductive strategy. Unlike many other ferns that rely on spores for reproduction, it reproduces through a unique method called vegetative propagation. It forms clusters of bulbils, small brown structures that develop at the tips of its fronds. These bulbils eventually fall to the ground and grow into new fern plants, ensuring their continued existence in their habitat.  Besides its botanical significance, it has a rich history in folklore and herbal medicine. It has been associated with magic and protection in various cultures, and its fronds were often used to decorate homes and gardens during festivals and celebrations.  When encountering it in its natural habitat, one can't help but be transported to a world of ancient forests and serene woodlands. Its towering presence and intricate fronds create a sense of wonder and awe, reminding us of the timeless beauty of the natural world.  In conclusion, the Royal Fern is a botanical treasure with a regal stature and a history steeped in myth and tradition. Its towering fronds and unique reproductive strategy make it a captivating addition to any natural landscape, stimulating a feeling of amazement and reverence for the wonders of the plant kingdom. 

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Walking  Fern

Walking Fern

The walking fern is a small,  trailing perennial fern known for its unique ability to reproduce by growing new plantlets at the tips of its fronds, giving it the appearance of "walking" across the forest floor.They are fascinating and unique plants that can bring natural beauty and intrigue to any landscape. These ferns have several attributes that make them highly desirable for landscaping projects in wild and cultivated settings. Here are some critical characteristics that make them excellent additions to any landscaping endeavor:   Uniqueness: These ferns are distinctive and captivating due to their ability to reproduce vegetatively. This fascinating characteristic adds a touch of intrigue and wonder to any landscape design. Walking ferns form new plantlets at the tips of their fronds, giving the appearance of walking along the surface of rocks or tree trunks. Versatility: These ferns can thrive in various conditions, making them versatile landscaping additions. They are typically found in moist, shaded environments but can adapt to different light levels and soil types. Their adaptability allows landscapers to incorporate them into various areas, including woodland gardens, rock gardens, or epiphytes on tree trunks. Low Maintenance: These ferns are relatively low maintenance, requiring little attention once established. They are resilient and can tolerate occasional neglect, making them an excellent choice for homeowners or landscapers who prefer low-effort plantings. Erosion Control: These ferns have a robust root system that helps stabilize soil help prevent erosion. Planting these ferns can be an eco-friendly way to protect against soil loss in areas with slopes or unstable ground. Wildlife Attraction: These ferns provide shelter and a habitat for small creatures such as insects, spiders, and frogs. Incorporating them into landscaping projects can attract and support local wildlife, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the area. Aesthetic Appeal: The lush, green fronds contrast strikingly with other plants in the landscape. Their delicate, feathery appearance adds texture and softness to the surroundings, creating a soothing and tranquil atmosphere. Sustainable Landscaping: As native plants, these ferns are essential to the local ecosystem. Including them in landscaping projects promotes sustainable practices and helps maintain the balance of native flora and fauna. In conclusion, these walking ferns possess unique attributes that make them an excellent project choice. Their adaptability, low maintenance requirements, erosion control capabilities, and aesthetic appeal make them versatile additions to various landscape designs. Additionally, their role in supporting local wildlife and promoting sustainable practices further enhances their value as an attractive, environmentally friendly landscaping option. Whether in naturalistic woodland settings or carefully cultivated gardens, they bring a touch of enchantment and ecological significance to any landscape they grace. Order your Walking Ferns at TN Nursery today! Walking ferns, scientifically known as Asplenium rhizophyllum, are a captivating species of fern found in various regions of North America. These unique ferns are celebrated for their distinctive growth habits and remarkable environmental adaptation. Standing as a testament to the wonders of nature, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the intricate world of plant life.  One of its most remarkable features is its ability to propagate by growing new plantlets at the tips of its fronds. As the name suggests, these plantlets resemble tiny green feet, earning the fern its colloquial moniker. These small plantlets can take root, establishing new colonies and continuing the fern's growth when they touch the ground. This fern's resilience and adaptability allow it to thrive in various habitats.  Walking ferns typically grow in shaded, moist environments such as rocky crevices, limestone outcrops, and mossy woodlands. Their fronds are characterized by their delicate, lance-shaped leaflets with a glossy, dark green hue. The fronds can extend over a foot long and have a distinctive appearance due to their profoundly lobed structure. During summer, these ferns produce spore-bearing structures called sori on their fronds' undersides, which release spores for reproduction.  In addition to their unique reproductive strategy, they are also recognized for their ecological significance. They play a vital role in their ecosystems by delivering habitat and food sources for insects and small animals. Moreover, they contribute to the overall biodiversity of their habitats, enriching the natural landscape.  The walking fern is a botanical wonder symbol of nature's resilience and adaptability. Its ability to "walk" and colonize new areas showcases the ingenuity of evolution and the beauty of the natural world. Observing these ferns in their native habitats is a humbling experience, reminding us of the intricate web of life surrounding us and the plant kingdom's enduring mysteries.  

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Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern

Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern

A deciduous fern species typically found in moist woodlands and meadows, characterized by its distinctive pinnate fronds and a preference for limestone-rich soils. It is a captivating and versatile plant that offers many benefits when utilized in landscaping projects. With its unique characteristics and striking appearance, this fern can contribute to various outdoor spaces' aesthetic appeal and ecological balance. Vibrant, feathery leaves are the most attractive feature of this verdant plant. It typically grows in a glade or meadow, but it will happily take root in your yard if you plant it in the right location. Thanks to its hardiness, you can enjoy having this plant’s lovely colors for a large portion of the year. It can survive during the winter, so you won’t have to replant it each spring. Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern: Native to the Eastern United States Scientists know this plant as the Diplazium pycnocarpon. It grows using creeping rhizomes, so it can quickly fill a garden bed once it is established. Because of this, gardeners commonly use it as a background plant. It can be put in the back portion of your bed to create a backdrop for more colorful flowers in front. A Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern for Native Gardens In recent years, native landscaping techniques have become a popular trend across the country. Because this plant is native to the United States, it will grow in a wide variety of locations. Ideally suited for the shade, it produces graceful arches and tall fronds. Other than native plant gardens, it is also popular for woodland gardens. The Stunning Fronds Of Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern The biggest selling point of this plant is its fronds. Once the plant has reached its full size, the fronds resemble gigantic feathers. When it is grown in an area with enough shade, these fronds develop a lovely, light green color. In fact, these fronds can grow up to 4 feet tall. After they reach maturity in the summer, they are typically taller than an average child. Tennessee Ostrich Glade Fern for Your Professional or Personal Landscape Because of their vivid color, these plants are popular in professional and personal landscape designs. The leaves grow in bilateral rows on either side of the frond. When it is time to reproduce, some of the fronds produce spores. It can also reproduce by sending out stolons underneath the ground. Each frond grows in a bunch that is known as a colony. These colonies typically include about five to six fronds. While this stunning plant loves growing near ponds, lakes, and rivers, it can also enjoy growing in your garden.

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New York Fern

New York Fern

The New York Fern is a native, deciduous species with delicate, lacy fronds and a distinctive appearance, commonly found in Eastern North American woodlands. These medium-sized, deciduous plants offer a delightful display of yellow-green fronds that carpet the forest floor. The appearance of this plant is that it is blade-shaped with triangular blades. The plant's blade is most comprehensive in the middle and tapers sharply at both ends. The New York Fern is a type of plant that grows well throughout the eastern part of North America, and it's found in large numbers throughout New York. This perennial might just be what you need to fill certain spaces in your yard that would benefit from greenery but might not as be as friendly towards some of the flowers that currently occupy your space. Let's see why this plant might be a good fit in your current landscape. New York Fern Reduces Soil Erosion and Weed Growth These plants are typically used as groundcover in areas where grass and other plants don't do as well. As a result, filling these spaces comes with some benefits. First, this plant takes root to prevent soil erosion in areas where soil isn't being kept in place by root systems. As an added benefit, the growth of this lush green plant throughout your yard makes it difficult for weeds to take root, preventing unwanted weed growth. New York Fern Can Improve the Air Quality Around You These plants are adept at capturing pollutants from the air and making it so that you can breathe a bit easier and enjoy your outdoor space. If you're someone who's constantly being bothered by dust or pollen, consider adding this plant to your landscape along with others that are known to improve air quality. The New York Fern Is a Good Cover for Wildlife Without the Risk of Being Eaten Biodiversity is important on any property, and you'll find that this plant is a friend to local wildlife. For example, this ground cover is known to serve as a great cover for certain animals like toads. The better news? It's not a plant that's typically sought after by larger animals like deer, which means that it will provide cover for other animals until the cold weather comes in. Grows Fast and Gets Thicker With Time This plant is a fast-growing plant that will quickly establish itself in your space, and trailing rhizomes will constantly be shooting up additional fronds that provide an even thicker look to your space. If you're looking for something that's hard to ruin and will start thriving in certain spaces almost immediately, this is the ground cover to go with.

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Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern

The sensitive fern is a hardy, deciduous fern with finely dissected fronds that curl up when touched or exposed to frost, making it a unique and interesting addition to damp woodland gardens. They offer unique and valuable benefits when incorporated into landscaping designs. Despite its name, which implies fragility, this native North American fern is hardy and adaptable, making it a versatile addition to various outdoor spaces. One of the key advantages of using Sensitive Fern in landscaping is its ability to thrive in damp conditions. This makes it an excellent choice for areas where many other plants might struggle, such as the edges of ponds, streams, or other water features. Its preference for moist environments also makes it a natural fit for rain gardens, where its deep green fronds can help control water runoff and filter pollutants from the soil. Its lush and graceful appearance adds a touch of elegance to landscaping projects. Its large, finely divided fronds create a soft and feathery texture that contrasts beautifully with other foliage in the garden. Planted in groups or as an understory plant, it can provide a soothing ambiance to outdoor spaces, contributing to a more tranquil atmosphere. It is a perfect choice for shade gardens or areas with dappled sunlight. Its ability to thrive in low-light conditions allows it to thrive under the canopy of trees or in spots where direct sunlight is limited. This makes it a valuable asset for creating layered and diverse plantings in shaded areas, adding depth and dimension to the landscape. In terms of maintenance, the sensitive fern is relatively low-care once established. It requires little pruning or upkeep, allowing landscapers and gardeners to focus on other aspects of their projects. Its growth habit also makes it a natural habitat for small wildlife, providing shelter and food sources for various species. Incorporating it into landscaping can enhance outdoor spaces' aesthetic and functional qualities. Its adaptability to wet conditions, graceful appearance, suitability for shade gardens, and minimal maintenance requirements make it a valuable addition to various landscaping projects, from residential gardens to public parks. Get your Sensitive Fern at TN Nursery Sensitive Fern, scientifically known as Onoclea sensibilis, is a captivating and unique fern species that thrives in various damp and shaded environments across North America. This plant, characterized by its distinctive fronds and intriguing sensitivity to touch, is a fascinating subject of study for botanists and nature enthusiasts alike.  One of the most striking features of it is its fronds, which can reach heights of up to three feet. These fronds are pinnately compound, meaning they consist of smaller leaflets arranged on either side of a central stalk, giving the plant a feathery appearance. Each leaflet is lance-shaped, four to twelve inches long, with serrated edges. The bright green color of the fronds adds to their visual appeal, making it a visually striking presence in its natural habitat.  What truly sets this fern apart is its unique sensitivity to touch. The name "Sensitive Fern" is derived from its intriguing response to physical contact. When you gently brush your hand or fingers along the surface of its fronds, they react by folding downward in a matter of seconds, as if shying away from the touch. This remarkable trait is due to specialized cells called pulvini at the base of each leaflet. These cells respond to tactile stimulation by triggering the folding of the fronds, which then return to their upright position after a brief moment. This adaptive behavior is thought to help protect the plant from potential herbivores or excessive moisture loss during dry periods.  They are typically found in moist woodlands, swamps, streams, and rivers' edges. They thrive in locations with consistent moisture levels and partial to full shade, creating lush green colonies that can cover the forest floor. As an integral part of these ecosystems, Sensitive Ferns contribute to biodiversity by providing shelter and food for various wildlife species.   In conclusion, the Sensitive Fern is a captivating and remarkable plant species that stands out for its distinctive appearance and fascinating sensitivity to touch. Its presence in North American ecosystems adds to the rich tapestry of biodiversity, and studying this fern provides valuable insights into the intricacies of nature's adaptations and responses to environmental stimuli.

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Terrarium Plant Kit

Terrarium Plant Kit

Our terrarium plant kit has a large assortment of fresh turkey tails, rocks, and lichens. mosses and plants you simply can not buy elsewhere online, and we guarantee it. In these hills and mountains, lyes rich land full of exotic things you can not go out and buy like lichens, mosses, fossils, odd rocks, and things that Bailey knows would make a wonderful addition to any terrarium. She collects each kit especially for the order placed with items that will do well even in ecospheres. Often it contains lichens, fresh live moss, turkey tail, rocks, Mitchella repens, and running cedar. The items are wild-collected by Bailey, and she takes great pride in her horticultural skills, containing only the highest-quality plants for the kit. Our kit is the price of one item in stores, and we guarantee you won't like it; you will love it! Our terrarium Plant Package Contains Wild Collected Lichens, Pine Combs, Creek Rocks, and Live Moss Plus More What's so amazing is each kit is chosen by hand by Bailey. Bailey studied plant science in school and she knows what's hot and what's not! We've never had one complaint about our terrarium plant packages other than someone can not order 10 at a time. Please do not order over five kits because she works in the warehouse and spends her evenings and weekends collecting rare treasures for these kits. We always have limited quantities of these plants. It is plants only, no container. In today's fast-paced and urbanized world, finding tranquility and peaceful relaxation with nature can be challenging. However, TN Nursery's terrarium garden kit offers a unique opportunity to create a serene oasis right at home, thanks to the assortment of freshly dug plants from the hills of Tennessee. By investing in terraria, you can bring the beauty of the outdoor world into your home. Each one of them is designed to be a miniature world that you can prune, hone, and shape into whatever you want it to become. After initially filling the container with the soil, rocks, and moss included in your set, you can add the greenery and ornamental items you love. Over time, you can gradually change your selections to create a more unique space. Create Your Own Ecosystem With Terrarium Plant Kit This type of set is designed to be its own ecosystem. The glass has a sealed cover so that the water and air remain inside the container. When you buy it, you can design them so that they are completely sealed or open to the elements. Popular Terrarium Plant Kit Options Many different items can be placed in it. Often, people like to include begonias, moss, violets, ferns, baby tears, succulents, creeping fig, cacti, pothos, selaginella, ficus, and mother fern. Other than adding unique greenery, you can customize your glass container by picking specific rocks, statues, and decorative items to place inside. For example, many people like to put amethyst, turquoise, and other stones into their own. Place Your Terrarium Plant Kit Container Indoors and Outdoors When most people think of it, they think of a large glass jar on their coffee table. While these containers are typically placed inside your house, you don’t have to limit yourself to an interior location. If you decide to put the container outside, you can leave it open to the elements so that it doesn’t overheat during the day. A Terrarium Plant Kit for Everyone Your terraria can be completely unique. While there are specific decorative items, rocks, soil, and greenery included in each set, you are not required to use the items your set comes with. Instead, you can get creative. Many people customize there's by using items they find on their daily walks. If you are hiking in the woods, you can pick up unique types of moss or precious stones. Once you find a special item you want to include, you can always rearrange your container so that you can place it inside.

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Shade ferns are some of the most popular plants for filling out darker parts of the garden. With a stunning variety and low-maintenance reputation, they're a simple, easy way to test out your green thumb.

Hundreds of gardeners trust TN Nursery to supply the highest-quality ferns on the market. We've spent three generations growing the best possible stock to supply our customers with healthy, happy plants.

The Magic Of Shade Ferns For Low-Light Backyards

Who said shade gardening had to be complicated? With low-light ferns from TN Nursery, you can spruce up the yard with a variety of cultivars. These adaptable plants can fit all sorts of planting zones and add a touch of native greenery to landscape beds, gardens, and wildlife plots.

You may want a shade-tolerant fern for many reasons:

1. Adding more greenery in hard-to-landscape areas. Ferns often thrive in places that other plants cannot.

2. Taking advantage of damp, waterlogged areas. Many shade-tolerant ferns enjoy having 'wet feet.'

3. Growing low-maintenance, long-lasting plants. All of our cultivars are extremely pest and disease-resistant, with some evergreen species lasting years at a time.


Please keep in mind that TN Nursery ships shade-tolerant ferns to gardeners in all 50 states.

Best-Selling Shade Ferns From TN Nursery

Our company specializes in native fern species specifically designed to thrive in lower light. Our hale and hearty cultivars are available in all hardiness zones, including the bestsellers listed below.

Cinnamon fern: This is a deciduous fern with lots of character, especially with its dark brown fronds.
Bracken fern: A widespread species with widespread appeal, it's hard to go wrong with the bracken fern.
Sensitive fern: Contrary to its descriptive name, the sensitive fern is actually quite hardy. Touching the fronds will result in 'curling,' which only adds more appeal to this shade-tolerant plant.

If you're looking for a fern to keep inside, you may want to consider our terrarium plant kit. This is an easy method of bringing the outside in (without buying a grow light or a specialty pot).

Not sure how to approach the planting process? TN Nursery has you covered. We offer planting videos and video instructions to make your next transplant as stress-free as possible.

Shade Ferns Withstand The Test Of Time

Not all shade-tolerant ferns will survive their first year — but at TN Nursery, it's 100% guaranteed. Each plant comes with a one-year warranty to ensure a successful growing season. With us, you're not just getting a fern for your garden — you're investing in success with our qualified team.