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Fern Plants are affordable at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

If you’re wondering where to buy affordable ferns online, then you’re in the right place. We stock indoor and outdoor ferns to suit properties in zones 3-11 so no matter where you’re located, we’ve got a fern for you. Our prices start at just $5.99 each, and we offer great bulk discounts. For instance, you can buy five for $24.99, 10 for $34.99 and 100 for just $79.99.

Beautiful ferns for moist locations
Most ferns prefer plenty of moisture, and if you’ve got a boggy patch in your garden, then our ferns will thrive there. But ferns don’t have to have vast amounts of water. If any of your other plants have ever succumbed to a fungal infection, then chances are there’s sufficient moisture in the air for ferns to grow well in your garden.

Fern Plants are drought tolerant

Believe it or not, some ferns need even less water than usual. We stock two drought-resistant ferns: the cinnamon fern and leatherwood fern. So if you love ferns but live in a dry area, don’t despair, we’ve even got ferns for you.

Even if you don’t live in a normally dry area, you may find one particular fern to be extra valuable. You see, if you like to go away for extended holidays, there’s always the worry that you won’t get enough rain and your ferns will suffer. That’s where the resurrection fern comes in handy.

The fantastic resurrection fern can lose up to a whopping 75% of its water content and still come back to life. When deprived of water, the leaves dry out and lose their green color, turning a grey-brown color instead. Then once the plant is watered again, it quickly regains its vibrant green color. So if you go away on holiday and your resurrection ferns dry out, chances are, you’ll be able to water them when you return home, and they’ll bounce right back.

Fern Plants grow deer-resistance

We know how frustrating it can be to invest time and effort into producing a beautiful garden only for pesky deer to destroy your favorite plants. If deer are a problem in your area, then you can still grow beautiful ferns in your garden. Just choose one (or more) of our vast range of deer-resistant ferns.

Fern Plants grow as border plants

Many gardeners are keen to grow excellent garden borders. But few think to include ferns in their limits. And many gardeners despair of being able to design a lovely border for a shady area.

Thankfully, we have a great selection of ferns that will look great in any border. And to make the situation even better, ferns grow well in shady areas.

Indoor and outdoor ferns
With the growing popularity of indoor plants, many people think of ferns as being for indoor pots only. But, of course, ferns originated outdoors, and they make an excellent addition to any outdoor landscape. We have a variety of ferns that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. And when you grow our ferns outdoors, you can grow them in containers or the ground.

Pro tip:
If you want to grow ferns in an area where humidity is low, you can install an automatic misting system to boost moisture to the required level.


Pteridophytes, the scientific name for a fern, are lacey plants. About 13,000 species of ferns exist. Most ferns remain hardy to zone three and grow well in areas as warm as zone 10. The size of a fern depends upon the variety you choose and can range from quite small to Ferns occur naturally in many locations. They are green plants that don’t flower, prefer shade, and tend to grow in areas with plenty of moisture.
Developing leaves occur when a curly koru unrolls as it produces new fronds. This delicate looking plant comes in a wide variety of sizes from the tiny kidney fern to the tree fern, which is up to 20 meters tall.

Parts of a Fern

Ferns have three primary parts. Several structures of ferns exist, but the essential elements of the fern are the rhizomes, the fronds, and the sporangia.

The rhizome, fronds, and sporangia are used by plant enthusiasts and scientists to identify and classify each fern. The erect rhizome is a mass that gives a basis for the fronds to emerge. The lateral rhizome grows under the ground or creeps under the ground. Some rhizomes even climb trees. Vertical rhizomes grow upwards and look like a small trunk.

Fern’s fronds remain the leaves of the fern. Fern fronds include the stalk (stipe), the flat blade (lamina), divisions (pinnae). Fronds both photosynthesize and reproduce the plant.

Sporangia are casings where spores grow on the underside of fern fronds. Many, but not all, fronds grow sporangia underneath the fronds. Sporangia look like brown, black or orange patches on the back side of the fern’s fronds. These colored patches contain spores that reproduce the plant.

Each variety of fern plant has its specific requirements for light, temperature, and moisture. Some types can tolerate more sun than others. Other varieties remain hardy in cold levels as low as zone three.