Ferns for Sun to Partial Shade

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LoneStarLawn, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone suggest a fern that does well in full sun to partial shade

    <b>Hardness zone: 8</b>
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love ferns ...one customer in particular has a great display on the northeast side of her house that I get to admire weekly.
    Here are a few ...five finger fern(partial shade...one of the earliest in the spring)

    Hay Sented Fern..this one has large fronds up to about 2.5ft long and a foot wide... you got it...smell like hay

    Ostrich fern...these fronds grow over 5 ft long and about a foot wide...they also spread alot by underground runners and easily seperated in the fall.

    Boston Fern...

    Might be able to narrow it down for you , if you tell me where you want to plant it...how high you want it etc... hope this helps a little.
  3. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With some research I have found..

    <b>Southern Shield Fern</b>
    <i>Thelypteris kunthii</i>

    Anyone one have comments on this one or a similar one?

    Will be planted on the other side of a retaining wall next to a pool...

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