Ferns For Zone 9
Ferns are beautiful plants that come in many different varieties. Ferns have been on the planet for millions of years as recorded in fossil form. Many of these varieties are native to a certain geographical location due to conditions in that area. For aesthetic purposes, native ferns are great additions to a garden or existing landscape as well as a good choice for the centerpiece of the new outdoor design. There are many types of native ferns, and it is good to know a little about a few of them before you go shopping for your perfect fern.
Christmas ferns are native to Missouri and grow naturally on moist as well as dry sloping areas in the region. They are great for landscaping purposes because they protect it during winter months. They are named Christmas ferns because of their growth, which occurs in clumps and resembles an evergreen Or Christmas trees. They grow well in medium moisture and either partial or full shade.
New York Ferns
This fern is native to the eastern part of the United States and Canada. These medium-sized ferns are lovely when paired with wildflowers in landscaping design. New York ferns are dark brown and are a pleasant edition to any botanical garden or yard.
Lady ferns are also medium shape fern varieties. They are called lady ferns because of their delicate bladed appearance. These ferns are one of the easiest varieties to grow, and even a novice gardener can be successful.
The ostrich fern is also native to the Eastern United States. These beautiful ostrich ferns are so pretty in a shady garden because of their showiness and colorful shape. They grow much like other ferns, in a warm moist environment and can be grown both indoors or outdoors.