Which native ferns are suitable for the home landscape?

Question: 

Which native ferns are suitable for the home landscape?

Answer: 

Native ferns that are good additions to shady locations in the home landscape include,

  • northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum),
  • lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina),
  • intermediate wood fern (Dryopteris intermedia),
  • ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris),
  • cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum),
  • interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana). 

Most ferns perform best in moist soils in partial to heavy shade.  
 

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