​Ferns Make Excellent Border Plants

Posted by Garden Delights Online Nursery on Apr 08, 2014

Landscaping in a yard not only makes your house look beautiful and raise your curb appeal, but it also raises the worth of your home. Proper plant and foliage placement can make all of the difference in the appearance of your yards beauty. To form beautiful and nearly maintenance free borders in your yard, ferns are an excellent choice.


One choice of fern is a Christmas fern. This variation of evergreen fern grows from 1 foot to 3 feet tall. It spreads to a distance of 1 to 3 feet, grows moderately fast, and desires a medium moisture soil. It requires part shade to full shade, and it thrives in growing zones 3 through 8.


The Hay scent fern can grow to 1 to 3 feet tall and spreads an impressive distance of over 30 feet. This fern is a very aggressive grower, and invasive to surrounding plants. It needs little water, with a moisture level of low to medium. Maintenance of this plant is low. This highly successful variation is hearty in zones 3 through 8.


The New York ferns are a variety that has a growing height of 1 to 2 feet tall. The growth pattern is random due to the spores that it drops from the bottom of the leaves. This plant grows in colonies of different plants. The environment that this variation thrives in is a moist wooded area with filtered sunlight. Maintenance of this plant is medium, giving the landscape the ability to remove individual plants where not wanted. This variety of fern grows best in zones 2 through 8.


The Glade fern is a beautiful variety of fern with tiny leaves on expansive branches. It will grow to 3 feet, and the plants grow in clumps that are asymmetric. It is a deciduous plant that thrives in rich, moist wooded areas. The maintenance of this variety is low to moderate with easy removal of individual, unwanted growth. This plant is heartiest in zones 3 through 8.

When planning borders for your landscaping needs, ferns are an excellent choice. Christmas Fern, Hay Scent Fern, New York Ferns, or Glade Fern will all make a bold and luscious border for any yard. These nearly maintenance free plants will add a lasting touch of green as well as tropical beauty to any landscape border.

Fiddlehead Ferns is another options for ferns