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Image of Polystichum setiferum photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Soft Shield Fern)

Dense clusters of soft, lacy fronds of the soft shieldfern are beautiful, and quite easy to grown in the garden landscape. An evergreen fern that grows from an upright rhizome, it is native to the lowlands of western and southern Europe eastward to the Caspian Sea.

The fronds of this fern species are particularly feathery in appearance. Being mid to dark green in color and soft to the touch, each leaflet is oval but bristled. The frond stem, or stipe, is lined in orange-tan scales that can become...

(Soft Shield Fern)

Fountain-like, twisting clumps and soft, feathery ferns are distinctive features of ‘Dahlem,’ a selection of Soft Shieldfern. It is an evergreen fern that grows from an upright rhizome, and descends from a species native to the lowlands of western and southern Europe eastward to the Caspian Sea.

The fronds of this fern species are particularly feathery in appearance, being divided into leaflet that are also divided. Mid to dark-green in color and soft to the touch, each leaflet is oval but bristled....

Image of Polystichum setiferum

John Rickard

(Soft Shield Fern)

Fountain-like clumps and twisting, feathery ferns are distinctive features of ‘Herrenhausen,’ a selection of Soft Shieldfern. It is an evergreen fern that grows from an upright rhizome, and descends from a species native to the lowlands of western and southern Europe eastward to the Caspian Sea.

The fronds of this fern species are particularly feathery in appearance, being divided into leaflets that are also divided. Mid to dark-green in color and soft to the touch, each leaflet is oval but bristled....

(Soft Shield Fern)

Dense clusters of soft, lacy fronds of the soft shieldfern are beautiful, and quite easy to grown in the garden landscape. An evergreen fern that grows from an upright rhizome, it is native to the lowlands of western and southern Europe eastward to the Caspian Sea.

The fronds of this fern species are particularly feathery in appearance. Being mid to dark green in color and soft to the touch, each leaflet is oval but bristled. The frond stem, or stipe, is lined in orange-tan scales that can become...

Image of Polystichum tsussimense photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Korean Rockfern)

Korean rock fern is a small, semievergreen terrestrial fern native to eastern Asia. Often grown as a greenhouse plant but hardy to USDA zone 6, it produces a neat clump of leathery, shiny, dark green, narrowly triangular fronds with dark stems.

Korean rock fern likes shade and rich, well-drained soil. Established plants can take some dryness. It works well in a cool greenhouse or shaded rock garden.

(Bracken)

This pan-global genus comprises one to eight species of vigorously spreading, medium to large, deciduous ferns. Some references group all Pteridium under a single species, Pteridium aquilinum.

These sun-tolerant ferns are among the first plants to invade disturbed soil, quickly forming extensive colonies via long, deep-running rhizomes. Their fronds emerge as coiled, three-pronged "fiddleheads" which unfurl into broad triangular blades. Frond size varies widely with species...

Image of Pteridium aquilinum photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Bracken, Bracken Fern)

Pteridium aquilinum is a vigorously spreading, medium to large fern of worldwide distribution. Most taxonomic references split this highly variable species into two or more species or subspecies and numerous varieties.

This sun-tolerant fern is among the first plants to invade disturbed soil, quickly forming extensive colonies via long, deep-running rhizomes. The fronds of this deciduous fern emerge as coiled, three-pronged "fiddleheads" in spring or early summer. They soon unfurl into...

(Brake Fern)

Silver brake is an easy-to-grow tropical fern with magnificent fronds of green banded with silvery white. Native throughout the world's tropical regions, this upright, evergreen fern is best grown in warm, shaded settings where the ground is rich and moist.

Growing from slowly spreading rhizomes, the upright, feather-like fronds of silver brake are supported by dark stems and have numerous leaflets (pinnae). Each lobed pinna is light to blue-green with silvery white banding. Collectively, the...

Image of Rumohra adiantiformis photo by: Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller

(Leatherleaf)

Native to warm areas throughout the Southern Hemisphere, this creeping evergreen fern is ubiquitous in the florists' trade because of its tough leathery long-lasting fronds. Its toughness also makes it an easy fern for mild-climate gardens. The broad triangular arching fronds grow from scaly creeping rhizomes with golden brown scales. The lustrous dark green foliage resists drying and browning. Plants spread to form large lush clumps that my reach waist high. In nature, this plant sometimes grows...

Image of Thelypteris decursive-pinnata photo by: Bosh Bruening

Bosh Bruening

(Beech Wood Fern, Japanese Beech Fern, Winged Beech Fern)

Japanese Beech Fern, a slightly tender perenial native to eastern Asia, grows in tufts of graceful, airy, pale-green fronds. The fronds are deciduous and divided into pinnae (frondlets)that occasionally are themselves divided.

This fern grows best in consistently moist to wet conditions and part shade to full shade. Its height and color lend it distinction among other perennials that tolerate wet feet. It is perfect for a moist, shady border or rock wall.