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Hard Fern

The hard fern, or deer fern, is fairly easy to grow, as it tolerates dryness better than most other ferns. As an evergreen garden plant, it can withstand frosty winters. Read about this hardy evergreen.


Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone

Wood anemone is named for its preferred habitat -- the woods. This blooming plant spreads quickly. Learn more about the plant that forms colonies. See more »

Masterwort

Masterwort

Masterwort produces spiky blooms scattered in clumps; however, it is also known for its medicinal properties. Learn more about this pretty plant. See more »

Variegated Broad-Leaved Sedge

Variegated Broad-Leaved Sedge

Variegated broad-leaved sedge has wide leaves the color of green apples. Learn more about this colorful plant that grows well in the shade or sun. See more »

Western Sword Fern

Western Sword Fern

Western sword fern grows throughout North America, forming tight clumps, though leaves can grow quite large. Learn more about this feathery fern. See more »

Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern

The ostrich fern has large, featherlike fronds. It is good for naturalizing and can be successfully grown almost anywhere. Read about this fern. See more »

Royal Fern

Royal Fern

The royal fern has tall elegant fronds. It prefers acidic soil but is otherwise not particularly demanding. Learn more about the royal fern. See more »

Hard Fern

Hard Fern

The hard fern, or deer fern, is fairly easy to grow, as it tolerates dryness better than most other ferns. Read about this hardy evergreen. See more »

Golden Scaled Male Fern

Golden Scaled Male Fern

Golden scaled male fern is a great landscaping plant with a height of up to 4 feet. Learn more about its care in this helpful article. See more »

Male Fern

Male Fern

Male fern is an attractive garden plant with large foliage. Its tolerance for sun and dryness makes it easy to care for. Read about this plant. See more »

Allegheny Foamflower

Allegheny Foamflower

Native to North America, allegheny foamflower thrives in moist woodlands. Learn how to grow, use, and maintain allegheny foamflower. See more »