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20 Ferns that thrive in shade

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With delicate, beautifully textured foliage, ferns bring a cool, lush feeling to the garden. Most do well in shade.

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Western sword fern Report Abuse
Grows 3-5' tall and has clumps of upright, leathery, sword-shaped evergreen fronds.
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Holly fern Report Abuse
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Southern maindenhair fern Report Abuse
Has arching, triangular fronds up to 2' long with distinctive fan-shaped leaflets.
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Boston fern Report Abuse
Grows best on stream banks, loving the extra humidity!
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Ostrich fern Report Abuse
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Christmas fern Report Abuse
Grows to 3' high and has stiff, leathery, evergreen fronds with sharply toothed leaflets.
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Common polypody fern Report Abuse
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Rock fern Report Abuse
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Interrupted fern Report Abuse
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Cinnamon fern Report Abuse
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Marginal wood fern Report Abuse
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Male fern Report Abuse
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Hay-scented fern Report Abuse
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Lady fern Report Abuse
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Hart's tongue fern Report Abuse
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Maindenhair ferns Report Abuse
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Northern maidenhair fern Report Abuse
Has triangular fronds composed of wing-shaped leaflets with cut edges.
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Royal fern Report Abuse
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Japanese painted fern Report Abuse
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Maindenhair spleenwort Report Abuse
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