Ferns for the Perennial Shade Garden

Ferns for the Perennial Shade Garden

  Published September 2016 Updated June 2022

Perennial gardens give you the opportunity to enjoy beautiful plants every year after planting only once. If you have a perennial garden or you are planning to grow one, ferns are a good choice for added foliage textures. You can buy ferns for sale at Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. We provide a wide selection of Perennial plants and flowers and have a number of quality ferns. Since 1988, we have been a preferred provider of perennials and offer the largest and most diverse selection of hardy garden ferns available. You can browse our website and see for yourself the various types of ferns that we offer as well as gain information about each type of perennial that we sell.
Image of Asplenium scolopendrium 'Hokkaido Gem'
Asplenium scolopendrium 'Hokkaido Gem'

Ferns make excellent companions for hosta plants because many will thrive in conditions similar to those of hostas. Hostas are considered shade plants because they do not require direct sunlight in order to thrive. Most ferns also thrive in these conditions and will make beautiful additions to your woodland shade garden. If you are unsure of which specific perennials will thrive in your region, our knowledgeable staff can help. We offer information on and which specific perennials are best for different climates. We can help you to select the right perennials for your garden.

Plants for shade are good choices for areas that surround homes and fences. You can plant them by porches, decks or trees and expect them to thrive very well. We also offer plants that require full sunlight. The butterfly bush is a popular choice. This plant needs sunlight every day and when cared for properly will reward you with an abundance of butterflies when it blooms. Whether you are planting a full garden or you simply need a few plants for a small area, we are sure to have the right perennials for your gardening needs.

Plant Delights has a wide selection of ferns, hostas and other perennial flowers and plants. We have tropical plants such as the banana tree and others that will make your garden unique and native plants that are indigenous to the US. All of our plants are excellent performers when planted and maintained properly, and will increase the beauty of any garden area. We hope you will browse our website and see for yourself the variety of perennials that we offer for sale. You can also visit us in person during our Open House Days or contact us directly at Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. for assistance in choosing the right perennials for your gardening needs.

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