There's a reason ferns are in almost all cut flower arrangements!

Ferns are an excellent texture in the shade garden for background, contrast, and or just for their beautiful arching fronds.

From large to small, they're great for your shady areas, but there are some that don't mind a sunny spot. And remember, a fern nearby makes every perennial that blooms just as beautiful as an arrangement in a vase. Show off your best blooms with these beautiful companion plants.

Click here to watch our video All About Ferns below »

Ferns

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  1. Starting at $14.98

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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    This is one of our most beautiful, smaller woodland ferns. With frilly, deciduous fronds, this one is very decorative. (Athyrium filix-femina) Learn More →
  2. Starting at $14.98

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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    The Ostrich Fern is a grand, native plant from the American woodlands. It will thrive in a wet, shady area of the garden. This Fern gets its name from plumes that resemble ostrich feathers. (Matteuccia struthiopteris) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    As the name suggests, this Fern is easy to grow and tolerates full shade to partial sun. A foliage plant all season long, plant amongst your favorite flowering-plants for a textured, green backdrop. (Cyrtomium fortunei) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    This delightful fern produces pink fiddleheads that evolve into copper-orange as they open. As the season progresses, the fronds turn to dark green and stay green into the winter months. A must-have for any shady spot. (Dryopteris erythrosora) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    Vibrant, burgundy-colored stems create a dramatic contrast with the bright-green fronds. Loving moist, shady areas, this fern creates a vibrant statement on its own or paired with your favorite flowering plants. (Athyrium niponicum pictum) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    A traditional, large fern that is sun tolerant. Slow-spreading and shorter, this fern is great for container gardening. (Dryopteris filix-mas) Learn More →
  7. Starting at $14.98

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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    This is a hardy evergreen native fern that's still green at Christmas time. Small, glossy, and beautiful. (Polystichum acrostichoides) Learn More →
  8. $14.98

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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    Japanese Red Beauty Fern is a variety of the famous Japanese Painted Fern. Features burgundy highlighted fronds. (Athyrium niponicum) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    Metallicum is a hybrid of the famous tri-colored fern. Wine red fronds, silvery sheen. (Athyrium niponicum pictum) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    Hart's Tongue Fern is almost tropical in its appearance with long evergreen fronds that add amazing texture and shape to your garden. This fern will flourish in a shady protected cool area. So if you're looking for a fantasic woodland or rock garden plant look no further. (Asplenium scolopendrium) Learn More →

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