Which native ferns are suitable for the home landscape?

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Which native ferns are suitable for the home landscape?

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Native ferns that are good additions to shady locations in the home landscape include the northern maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum), lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina), intermediate wood fern (Dryopteris intermedia), ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum), and interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana).  Most ferns perform best in moist soils in partial to heavy shade.  
 

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