The unusual foliage of ferns adds special interest to the shade or woodland garden. Native ferns are becoming popular plants with gardeners. Ferns provide a wide assortment of foliage, with a variety of shades of green.
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The large vase-shaped fronds of this fern provide a luxurious, tropical feeling to a woodland or partly shaded garden. Growing 3-4 ft. tall, this fern needs room to grow and spread.
The yellow-green color of this fern adds brightness to a shady garden. Can be a bit aggressive, it is low-growing, providing a good groundcover of less than 1 ft. Versitile, it can survive in full sun, part or full shade, but needs good moisture for a good part of the year. It immediately withers upon the first frost of fall, giving it its common name, Sensitive
Thanks to Rick Webb (Wild Ones) for use of many of his photos.