Hardy, symmetrical, easy-to-grow plants with evergreen fronds, except in the case of Polystichum braunii. Among the most useful and widely planted ferns; combine well with other plants. Do best in rich, well-drained soil. Use in shady beds, along house walls, and in mixed woodland plantings.Polystichum acrostichoides
Native to eastern North America. To 1–1 1/2ft. tall, about 3 ft.wide. Most useful for shaded sites in cold climates, where the dark green foliage makes a fine contrast to snow or to brown dead leaves during the winter holiday season. Stiff fronds remain upright until pushed over by heavy snow or hard frost.
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
Native to eastern North America. To 1–1 1/2ft. tall, about 3 ft.wide. Most useful for shaded sit...
These heavy-stemmed lilies grow 3–5 ft. tall. They tolerate a little more heat and demand less w...