Ideal for shade gardens, rain gardens, north-facing slopes, and other tough to plant areas! Ferns can be low-growing groundcovers or large impressive specimens. They are low-maintenance and require little care. Pair them with spring ephemerals to hide fading foliage and fill in gaps as summer progresses. Consider using them as “green mulch” options under trees/shrubs or to help stabilize woodland slopes.
These native plant guides cover general growing conditions as well as helpful tips and fun facts. All content may be downloaded for free in an effort to help spread native plant awareness. While they may be downloaded and printed for personal or educational purposes, they are not for commercial use.
Click on the species scientific name to jump to it’s Fact Sheet below.
Click on the common name to visit a separate web page for that species (includes Fact Sheets, Quick Cards, and more info when available).
- Adiantum pedatum – Northern Maidenhair Fern
- Athyrium filix femina – Lady Fern
- Matteuccia struthiopteris – Ostrich Fern
- Onoclea sensibilis – Sensitive Fern
- Osmunda claytoniana – Interrupted Fern
- Polystichum acrostichoides – Christmas Fern
- NEW! Updated 3/8/2023
*Please note, as Arcadia Natives is located in Pennsylvania, most companion plants suggested on the Fact Sheets are for the Mid-Atlantic region. Always do your research first and choose plants that are native to your ecoregion.
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When you scan the QR code on an Arcadia Natives pot label, it will take you to our website where you can quickly view the Plant Facts & Quick Cards for that species.
Though planting local ecotypes is ideal, sometimes it’s not always possible to source seeds close to home. When we know the provenance of any seed grown plant, it will be indicated on the label. You can look up the Ecoregion on a map to learn more about where it came from!
Arcadia Natives is located in the Permian Hills ecoregion (70a). Any plant grown from seed that was harvested from naturally occurring plant colonies on our property will be marked with a green dot and our logo!