Ferns have been grown for hundreds of years and still play an essential role in the shade garden. Their textured foliage come in colours of silver, greens and oranges complement other shade plants like Brunnera, Dicentras and Hostas. They are low maintenance plants and like average to moist areas. Ferns are usually rabbit and deer resistant.

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Lacy fronds are bright green and grow in a erect and dense mounding plant.

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Silvery leaves with a marroon tint.

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A variety with silver fronds with burgundy veins.

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A green variety with a red stem.

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A deep green robust variety.

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Cinnamon brown coiled frond grow to be tall and large green fronds. Native plant.

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Young fiddleheads are covered in cinnamon coloured felt which turn to dark green as they mature on this slow growing large fern.

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Purple coiled fronds uncurl to green leaves with a bronze tip.

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An upright green variety.

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Tufts of narrow pale green fronds with bright green undersides are fast spreading but not invasive.