Ferns For Shade

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Shade Ferns are perfect for places with less filtered sunlight each day

Ferns For Shade: Best Sellers:

1. Walking Fern

2. Leatherwood Fern

3. Maidenhair Fern

4. Lady Fern

5. Hay Scented Fern


Ferns for Shade thrive in moist soils and are low maintenance.


Are you looking to create more Shade in the garden in your home or office? Because these plants are relatively easy to take care of, they are a great choice to help you create plenty of Shade in your garden at home. At the same time, you also have to consider your location's specific weather and soil conditions. At Tennessee Nursery, we can help you find a suitable plant. With a wide selection and low prices, we are confident we can help you meet your needs.


The Fiddlehead Fern

One of the first plants you should consider is the Fiddlehead fern. This plant has several curled shoots that can be prepared, gathered, and eaten. These plants get their name because the neck resembles a fiddle. These are species that usually flourish during the Spring and early summer. If you want to eat them, you must consume them early in the growth pattern. Once they reach full size, they create an impressive landscape; however, they cannot be eaten. Consider these beautiful plants if you are looking for a reliable source for your garden.


The Bracken Fern

You may also want to consider the Bracken fern. This is a healthy, hearty plant that provides several benefits. For example, many organic farmers use this plan to keep pests out of their gardens. In addition, this plant also creates a great source of biofuel. Because it produces a wide variety of substances, you may be able to use this unique fern to protect the other plants in your garden. Consider giving this plant a try. Of course, it will also provide plenty of Shade.


The Wood Fern

Another one of the top plants is the Wood fern. This is also called the Shield fern or the Buckler fern. This is one of the easiest plants you can grow in your garden. It produces gorgeous green foliage that will work well with your begonias, hostas, or even your heucheras. You can turn your property into a shaded, private area. These plants will also grow well in a wild garden. You may want to consider this option if you are looking for versatile plants that will provide you with Shade when the temperature heats up.

Ferns for Shade are available at Tennessee Nursery.

If you are looking for plants for a dark area, these are just a few of the many options you should consider. You may not precisely know what plant you want to use. That is where we can assist you. At Tennessee Nursery, we always place your needs ahead of our own. We will work with you to find the best plant to meet your needs. Give us a call today to learn more about our options!

If you're wondering where to buy cheap plants, you've come to the right place. Prices start at $3.49- $5.99, so grab a bargain while stocks last.

Ferns for Shade can be found at low everyday prices.

When it comes to dark areas, we're proud of our fantastic range. We've got all the traditional plants like maidenhair ferns and Christmas ferns and many more unusual plants like the super hardy resurrection fern.


 Whatever greenery you're after, you can be sure to get it at a high price through our wholesale nursery. We believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful garden, so we work hard to bring you low prices daily.


 Because when you buy directly from the grower when you buy from us. This cuts out the middle-man and allows us to pass on great, low grower prices.

Ferns for Shade are very tough plants.

If you think plants are delicate, think again. Our plants generally require little maintenance, and many of them are deer-resistant. We even have some drought-tolerant varieties. How's that for the hardy!


Pro tip:

So if you want to grab an excellent deal on a plant for a dark patch in your garden, all our shade-loving ferns look great and are easy to maintain.


Fiddlehead Fern

Fiddleheads of Ostrich Fern (Matteucia struthiopteris), Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), and Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-Femina). The ostrich fern, Bracken, and lady fern reach a "fiddlehead state" where the curled shoots can be gathered, prepared, and eaten. The name is derived from a similar appearance to the neck of a fiddle. Only in Spring and early summer these three species will flourish with delectably nutritious fiddleheads. It is imperative to identify and establish the fiddleheads of these species, as all other ferns are inedible in this state.


Once the fronds reach maturity, the tree ferns are not fit for consumption but provide an impressive landscape. Once the fern establishes roots, it can thoroughly spread and fill its designated space. In regards to fiddleheads, the ostrich fern is more popularly associated. This species thrives in shady river bottoms or vibrant woodland forests and can grow up to seven feet tall. 


When planting, stalks should be spaced at least three feet and planted in moist, rich humus and fertile soil.

The soil must have a moderate acidity to weak acidity. Peak harvesting occurs when the fronds are not yet unfurled but just beginning to open their coils attached to stalks in length between 8-20 inches.


 These cultivated spirals are a vivid green, wound tightly with light brown flakes. After the fiddleheads are presented, the ostrich fern is allowed to reach maturity. In a few weeks, beautiful fronds resemble plumage or the feathers of an ostrich, hence the species name.

If the external conditions can be met indoors, the fern makes for a low-maintenance houseplant, providing an exotic feel to any room. This fern is ornamental and naturally fills a person's garden's dampened dark parts. Not only do the ostrich ferns retain leaves throughout the year, but it attracts butterflies and can offer a breathtaking backdrop for your flowers and yard.


Bracken Fern

The Bracken Fern is a plant with many benefits. Over the years, this plant has been a high commodity for its many uses. Organic farmers use this plant to help keep unwanted weeds and pests out of their garden, but it is also an excellent biofuel.


No Room Here!

The Bracken Fern contains an allelopathic content that aids organic farmers to have a great source of weed control in Spring without chemical weed killers. In 2002, experiments were done to see whether this plant would be a viable option for the year. Success! Within days, farmers saw rapid results using this unique plant. As they looked at the soil fertility and weed density in autumn, it was apparent that this was a winner.


Get Out of My Garden!


Bracken yields various substances that repel insects away from the plant. This is another reason organic farmers have chosen to use this garden protector. Experimentations have taken place to see the effects of these plant-yielding substances. Over the years, the turnip flea, beetle, and many others have lessened because of the fantastic properties of this plant.


This Should Heat things.


Bracken has been used as a biofuel for years, most likely for its high calorific value. Many biofuel companies are looking at this plant as the next biofuel for years to come in Europe, where this plant grows in abundance. They are harvesting this plant to create the next biofuel through the ethanol properties this plant has. This plant is truly a diamond in the rough because of all its many uses. This plant will continue to make the world of farming without pesticides a reachable goal as the world moves to better weed and pest control, not to mention it's well on its way to being the next biofuel.


Rock Cap Polypody Fern – Polypodium Virginanum

As the name implies, the Rock Cap Polypody Fern often grows atop rocks and tree roots in shady woodland. She is commonly referred to by alternate names such as Common Polypody, Virginiana Polypody, and American Wall Fern. Native to the Northeastern U.S., Canada, and Eastern Asia, this fern is ideal for zones 3-8, where it is often recommended as an easy-to-grow plant.


As an evergreen perennial, it will bring consistent richness to the shaded nooks of any garden, delighting viewers with its petal-shaped, deep green lobes, often tipped with paler green or hints of red. Fern enthusiasts will note the asymmetric lobe pattern and the triangular lobe at the tip of each frond and its graceful cascading tendency. With fronds ranging from 6 to 12 inches in length and a clumping habit, the Rock Cap Polypody Fern can quickly fill in gaps beneath spreading trees or otherwise unsightly corners. 

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