How to Grow Outdoor Ferns in Your Garden

How to Grow Outdoor Ferns in Your Garden

Whether you plant them in a hanging basket or grow them as a groundcover, ferns bring tropical ambiance to any home  shade garden.

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As long as you have a moist and shady environment, ferns provide an easy way to spruce up your garden with layers of green texture.

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4 Types of Ferns That Are Ideal for Outdoor Gardens There are numerous species of fern plants that will thrive outdoors in your garden with minimal effort.

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1. 1. Christmas fern: Polystichum acrostichoides is an evergreen ornamental fern with leathery, dark green fronds that are two to three feet long. Its fronds resemble the needled leaves of a pine tree, which is how it gets its name. Christmas fern is easy to grow in a wide range of environments, though full shade or partial shade are ideal.

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Boston fern: Also known as sword fern, Nephrolepis exaltata is an evergreen perennial herbaceous plant. The arching branches of this tropical fern make it ideal for placement in a hanging basket.

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Lady fern: One of the more low-maintenance ferns due to its tolerance to sunlight, Athyrium filix-femina has lush bright green foliage with frond stalks in various shades of purple, red, and green.

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 Maidenhair fern: Featuring dark stripes and bright green, delicate fronds, maidenhair ferns require a humid climate and moist soil rich in organic matter.

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