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Hardy ferns from Hallson Gardens: We currently grow over two dozen different hardy ferns and we are continuously testing new plants in our zone 5 growing areas and gardens. Below you can shop from our available plants and we ship ferns bare root while they are dormant in April and May plus they are available at the nursery in the summer. Out of Stock indicates the mail order status, but many ferns are available all summer at the nursery.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you. Thank you for your interest in our nursery and our plants!

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Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum, the Eastern maidenhair fern, has thin but sturdy, 24 to 30" high wiry black stems holding up feathery, circular fronds that branch outward in a flat, fan-like position with each branch carrying 10 to 20 horizontal leaflets.


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    Asplenium scolopendrium

    Asplenium scolopendrium, or Hart's-tongue fern, has 16" upright and arching, leathery and strap-like, glossy green, evergreen fronds that can grow up to 3" wide. It prefers drier, alkaline soil but is also fairly adaptable and can tolerate damp soils so long as the crowns are set at soil level.


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    Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustatum'

    Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustatum' is a narrow, ruffled form of Hart's tongue fern with 6 to 12" long, glossy green, evergreen fronds with crimped, ruffled edges. It is hardy and very attractive but slow to develop, so may not work in every garden.  Syn. Asplenium s. 'Angustifolia'.


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    Athyrium 'Applecourt'

    Athyrium 'Applecourt' is an attractive crested form of the ever popular Japanese painted fern. The fronds are burgundy, green, and silver, with crested or split tips, growing 18 to 24" high.


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    Athyrium 'Branford Rambler'

    Athyrium 'Branford Rambler' is a vigorous, running lady fern that spreads from underground rhizomes. It has upright, dark green fronds growing to 24" with maroon to red central stems.


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    Athyrium 'Burgundy Lace' PP#15072

    Athyrium 'Burgundy Lace' is a selection of Japanese painted fern with new fronds that are a rich burgundy with silver stripes along the veins and at the tips of the pinnae. As the season progresses the fronds turn more silvery green with purple midribs.


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    Athyrium 'Ghost'

    Athyrium 'Ghost' is a cross between the lady fern and the painted fern, giving us a distinctly upright, 24 to 36" tall fern with silvery pinnae that contrast nicely against reddish-purple stems.


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    Athyrium 'Godzilla'

    Athyrium 'Godzilla' is a hybrid painted fern of giant proportions. Selected at Plant Delights Nursery, it was found to grow 3 feet tall and over 6 feet wide. Use it with large, dark green hostas or dark leaf cimicifuga for a terrific foliage contrast.


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    Athyrium 'Lady in Red'

    Athyrium 'Lady in Red' is an upright lady fern with light green fronds accented by reddish stems. It can grow up to 30" tall in ideal conditions and the red will intensify as it matures.


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    Athyrium 'Metallicum'

    Athyrium 'Metallicum' is a selection of Japanese painted fern with a silver metallic overlay to go with nice purple tones and reddish stems and veins. It is an excellent grower with an arching and mounding habit growing about 18" high and wide.


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    Athyrium 'Pearly White'

    Athyrium 'Pearly White' is a Japanese painted fern without the usual purple overlay, giving it a creamy white glow in the shade garden.  Plant it in the shade as direct sunlight can burn the foliage, however it will make a beautiful focal point with dark hostas or other dark leaf plants.  It grows 15" high and wide.


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    Athyrium 'Regal Red'

    Athyrium 'Regal Red' is an excellent selection of Japanese painted fern with striking red veins and reddish stems that stand out nicely against the silvery green foliage. It forms an attractive arching mound, 18" high and wide.


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    Athyrium 'Victoriae'

    Athyrium 'Victoriae' is a very attractive lady fern with deep green fronds and criss-crossing pinnae, coming to a point with a crested tip, giving it the common name of the criss-cross lady fern. It forms an upright, arching clump, 18 to 24" high and wide.


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    Athyrium otophorum

    Athyrium otophorum, the eared lady fern, has 12 to 18" pale green fronds with purple-burgundy stems and attractive maroon crosiers when they emerge. As the season progresses they mature to a dusky gray-green but keep their reddish stems.


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    Cyrtomium fortunei

    Cyrtomium fortunei, known as Fortune's cold hardy holly fern, has 18 to 24", dull gray-green, upright, evergreen fronds with holly-like leaf formations. It is hardy to zone 5 and makes a handsome accent plant in the shade garden, especially in small groups.


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    Diplazium pycnocarpon

    Diplazium pycnocarpon, glade fern, has 24 to 36" arching and upright fronds with smooth, medium green, feathery blade pairs. It is easy to grow and relatively drought tolerant, slow spreading, forming a dense colony.


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    Dryopteris celsa

    Dryopteris celsa, or log fern, has tall, 36 to 48", upright fronds with narrow, pointed, lightly toothed leaflets that develop a dark green color in rich, acidic soil. It needs consistent moisture for the best height but is adaptable and easy to grow.


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    Dryopteris filix-mas 'Parsley'

    Dryopteris 'Parsley' has unique crinkled and crested, medium to dark green fronds, forming a tight, upright clump. It is slow growing, ultimately reaching 18 to 24" high and wide.


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    Dryopteris goldiana

    Dryopteris goldiana is the largest of the Eastern native wood ferns, reaching 4' high in ideal conditions.  It has stately, bold fronds that are green with a hint of golden yellow, and it spreads slowly to form a large cluster.  It is best in moist woods, preferably in a sheltered, cool location.


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    Dryopteris intermedia

    Dryopteris intermedia is hardy Eastern native fern with a delicate look.  The leaflets are lobed and toothed, giving it a lacy appearance that is quite attractive in the garden.  It is easy to grow in moist soil in part to full shade, growing about 24" high and 36" wide.


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    Dryopteris marginalis

    Dryopteris marginalis, marginal wood fern or leather wood fern, has 18 to 30" upright and arching, triangular shaped fronds with bluish-green, lance shaped leaflets. It is similar to the lady fern but is evergreen and sturdier.


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    Dryopteris remota

    Dryopteris remota, the remote wood fern, has strong growing, overlapping, upright fronds with delicately cut, narrowly lance shaped blades. It is an easy to grow, fertile hybrid that is semi-evergreen and grows 24 to 36" high.


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    Dryopteris x australis

    Dryopteris x australis, or dixie wood fern, has tall, slender, upright, 48 to 60" fronds that have alternating, horizontally held bright green leaflets. It is a beautiful heat and drought tolerant fern that works great as a background or for naturalizing.


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    Dryopteris x complexa 'Robust'

    Dryopteris x complexa 'Robust' is a vigorous hybrid fern that forms a large clump of deeply divided, upright and arching, undulating foliage that emerges light green turning dark green, growing 3 to 4' tall.


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    Matteuccia struthiopteris

    Matteuccia struthiopteris, or ostrich ferns, have large 36 to 60", upright deep green fronds that form a distinct vase shape. They like rich, moist soil for best growth yet are vigorous spreaders under any conditions.


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    Polystichum acrostichoides

    Polystichum acrostichoides, known as the Christmas fern, has 24" dark green arching fronds with lance-shaped leaflets. It is a clumping fern that multiplies slowly from the base and it is evergreen, very hardy, drought tolerant, and easy to grow.


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    Polystichum aculeatum

    Polystichum aculeatum, Hard Sheild fern, has 24 to 36" dark green arching fronds with spiny, pointed leaflets. It is a clumping fern that multiplies slowly but is also rugged and evergreen, with only some winter dieback in the coldest conditions.


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    Thelypteris decursive-pinnata

    Thelypteris decursive-pinnata, Japanese beech fern, has 18 to 24" narrow erect, tapering fronds that are a nice bright green, all season long. It is easy to grow and fairly drought tolerant, slow spreading from short, underground rhizomes, forming a dense colony.


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