Ferns For Sun

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Ferns For Sunny Areas in Landscaping

TN Nurseries Best Ferns for the Sun

1. Christmas

2. Bracken fern

3. Lady Fern

4. Walking Fern

5. Fiddlehead Fern

 

Fiddlehead Ferns in Ostrich Ferns or Matteuccia Struthiopteris can quickly grow in the backyard garden. The young fronds of these ferns are commonly cooked and eaten like any green leafy vegetable.

 

 From germination, it takes a year for the ferns to produce the young spiraled fronds, which are the edible part of the plant. Sun Ferns are deer-resistant 

Each plant will produce seven fronds and reach a height of 6 feet. For the plant to remain healthy, only three fronds are harvested before they open.

 Over-picking leads to the death of the plant. Fiddlehead ferns can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 7, and they are a deer-resistant garden foliage plant.

Sun Ferns are Hardy and Easy to grow.

The Japanese Painted Fern

The Athyrium niponicum, more commonly referred to as the Japanese painted fern, is a decorative garden plant. One of the most notable visual characteristics of the plant is its deep red stems. The fronds can grow up to about a foot high and out to a foot long. They are often described as beautiful, containing silver and purple coloring on a green base. Though a slow-growing plant, it will continue to develop as the years pass. The Japanese painted fern is widely considered easy to grow and maintain and is a fantastic addition to wood or shaded gardens. However, it will also thrive in an indoor environment with proper care. For the best aesthetic results, the soil around the fern should not be allowed to dry out, and the plant should be kept in a light shade.

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