Ferns Accent Moisture Shaded Areas
Ferns are ancient plants and come in various textures, sizes, shapes, and colors. Once planted in the landscape, they seldom need much maintenance or fuss. Ferns are simply perfect plants to consider in your home and view.
However, when we think of ferns, the image is of a selective shade lover. You may be surprised to learn that there are freezing hardy fern plants and heat-resistant fern plants. Years of development have made some landscape ferns quite adaptable to extreme zoning regions in North America. Just what variety of greenery is best for zone 5 versus zone 8 is left to the trading tool known as a zone finder. We can help answer that question because Tn Nursery has a zone finder. You can buy ferns ideally suited to grow well in your zone.
Fern Plants: Shop My Zone has some Fern for every climate.
Cold Hardy & Heat Hardy Fern Plants
Ferns may have the reputation of being finicky growers, preferring a warm and shady spot in the garden. You would not expect that some varieties have the reputation of being northern winter lovers. Surprisingly, a cold winter climate isn’t out of the realm of possibility, so long as you choose a fern variety that has been zoned for the northern climate. That means that ferns identified for Zones 3–5 can survive outdoors without much fuss, so long as you water them in arid situations.
Fern Plants: Shop My Zone is a favorite to people who want to make sure they have the right plant for their climate.
Just as surprising as ferns living in extreme cold is that some varieties of ferns will do quite well with a lot of light and heat. Sun ferns are known for their bright green and feathery fronds and adapted from Australia to tolerate heat and drought better. These varieties can survive the searing temperatures and burning sunshine of the deep south in summer. Fern varieties identified for Zones 8–11 can survive outdoors so long as they have access to lots of water.
Tennessee Wholesale Nursery. and the Zone Finder
So, how do you determine what Fern is suitable for your growing climate and conditions? The answer is the zone finder. And Tennessee Wholesale Nursery. has a zone finder. You can buy ferns ideally suited to grow well in your zone. Contact us so we can help.