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  • Cheilanthes argentea | Silver Cloak Fern

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    Evergreen. Native of Siberia to SE Asia. Like other dryland ferns it’s dwarf in size. Fronds are star-shaped, rich matte green on top, and a striking silvery-white underneath. Fronds curl when stressed by drought, but unfurl when moisture returns.


  • Cheilanthes lanosa | Hairy Lip Fern

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    Evergreen. This native of south and central North America makes lose clumps of soft-textured, fuzzy, olive-green fronds with chestnut coloured stems. Extremely drought tolerant, it may shrivel up during dry periods only to reemerge when moisture returns. In addition to a sharply draining rock garden soil mix, a top dressing of grit or gravel will keep roots cool in sunny locations.


  • Cyrtomium fortunei | Fortune’s Holly Fern

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    Semi-evergreen. Native to Asia. Distinctive, holly-like, mid-green leaves on arching fronds form a well-behaved clump. Intolerant of heavy soils. Mulch crown to provide winter protection in colder zones. Previous year’s growth that’s winter-damaged can be left to feed new growth or trimmed back in spring.


  • Dryopteris championii | Champion’s Wood Fern

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    Evergreen. Native to Japan, Korea, China. Clumps of upright-arching fronds. Apple-green new growth matures to deep, glossy green. Site away from strong winds.


  • Dryopteris crassirhizoma | Thick-stemmed Wood Fern

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    Semi-evergreen. Native to northeast Asia. Solitary, massive crowns support graceful, vase-shaped clumps of thick-textured fronds give a tropical effect.


  • Dryopteris cristata | Crested Wood Fern

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    Evergreen fertile leaves; deciduous sterile leaves. Circumboreal origin. Loose clusters of deep green narrow, twice pinnate fronds. Fertile fronds are larger and more erect than the infertile ones. Native to mucky soils in wet woods, it will tolerate much less moisture. Requires very little care.


  • Dryopteris intermedia | Intermediate Wood Fern

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    Semi-evergreen to evergreen. Also known as Fancy Wood Fern, this common northeastern North American fern has delicate-looking, thrice-cut fronds. Often found growing naturally on very rocky soils and simply beautiful emerging from a bed of moss. it is the most drought-tolerant of our native wood ferns.


  • Dryopteris marginalis

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    Evergreen. This native of northeastern North American woodlands features leathery, bluish-green fronds forming a nice clump. Fronds will flatten out with snowfall but remain a welcome site of green all winter long. Drought tolerant once established.


  • Dryopteris x australis | Dixie Wood Fern

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    Semi-evergreen, winter recumbent. Native to eastern NA. This naturally occuring hybrid between D. celsa and D. ludoviciana makes a dense, upright clump of glossy, bright green fronds. Protect from strong winds.


  • Pellaea atropurpurea | Purple Cliff Brake

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    Evergreen. Native to eastern North America. Blue-grey leaflets on purple stems – a real treat. Clumping habit.


  • Polypodium virginianum

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    Evergreen. Medium to dark green, comb-like foliage on low growing plants. If you can match its seemingly incongruent needs, this delightful little northeastern North America native naturalizes slowly by branched, creeping rhizomes to form colonies. Shelter from strong winds.