FERNS

New England Wetland Plants, Inc. is pleased to offer our beautiful native ferns. Ferns are the perfect solution for shaded, moist sites and ferns add texture and brighten up dark, shaded areas. Our ferns are available in #1 nursery containers.

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SPECIESIMAGEDESCRIPTIONWETLAND STATUS SHADE TOL.HABITATSIZEPRICE
Adiantum pedatum
(Maidenhair Fern)
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Maidenhair fern in the woods. The fronds are long and delicate looking, and do not taper much. Grows well in moist to well-drained soil. Height to 2.5 feet. Ornamental qualities. FAC-Partial to Full ShadeForested Areas, Forest Wetlands#1$7.50
Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) Read More...Thrives in moist, shaded woodands. Elegant, feathery fronds reach up to 3'. FACPartial to full shadeForested areas#1$7.50
Dennstaedtia punctilobula
(Hay-Scented Fern)
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Dennstaedtia punctilobula. The fronds are rather narrow and decrease drastically in width closer to the tip.Common woodland fern. Lacy texture, similar in appearance to New York Fern. Forms large coloniesUPLPartial ShadeWet Meadows, Forested Wetlands#1$8.25
Dryopteris marginalis
(Marginal Wood Fern)
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Marginal wood fern. The frond is dark green.1.5-2' persistent evergreen fronds. Once established, prefers average to moist, well drained soil. Found in rich woodlands, rocky slopes, and outcroppings. FACUPartial to Full ShadeForested Areas, Forested Wetlands#1$7.50
Matteuccia struthiopteris
(Ostrich Fern)
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Ostrich fern. The tall, upright fronds resemble large ostrich feathers. A common fern of flood plains, this species has beautifully shaped fronds, and grows to a height of 4′.FAC-Full ShadeForested Wetlands#1$7.50
Onoclea sensibilis
(Sensitive Fern)
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Sensitive ferns growing outside, close to the ground.This common fern is found from forested wetlands to wet meadows.FACWFull Sun to Full ShadeForested Wetlands, Wet Meadows#1$7.50
Osmunda cinnamomea
(Cinnamon Fern)
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Osmunda cinnamomea growing in the wild. the fronds are wide and upright.A common fern of wooded wetlands. Provides foraging
areas for wildlife. Ruby-throated hummingbirds line their nests with fur from the stem of this fern.
FACWPartial to Full ShadeWet Meadows, Forested Wetlands#1$7.50
Osmunda regalis
(Royal Fern)
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A fern often found in wet conditions, graceful appearance.OBLPartial to Full ShadeShore edges, wet meadows, shaded wetlands#1$7.50
Polystichum acrostichoides
(Christmas Fern)
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Section of a Christmas fern front. the leaflets grow turned, so that they would be parallel to the ground instead of perpendicular.A robust, leathery fern that forms clumps and stays green year-round. Easily established in cool, moist well-drained soils under shade.FACU-Partial to Full ShadeForested Wetlands#1$7.50
Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken Fern) Read More...Large, triangular fronds that grow from rhizomes and can dominate landscapes with their finely divided, feathery appearance and seasonal color changes.FACUPartial to Full ShadeWoodlands and disturbed areas#1$7.50
Thelypteris novaboracensis
(New York Fern)
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PlaceholderSpreads rapidly from shallow, black roots to form a dense ground cover. Lacy fronds from 1-2 ft.FACPartial ShadeForested Wetlands#1$8.25