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Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Osmunda cinnamomea)
  • PLANT TYPE: Fern
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: os-MUN-duh sin-uh-MOH-mee-uh
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Fern and Perennial. Plant Tags: specimen and wetland.

Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) thrives in partial shade, but with more water it can take nearly full sun; long-lived perennial; moist, humus-rich acid soil. This fern is unmistakable when fertile fronds are present, but may be confused for other ferns when not.
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Ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asplenium platyneuron
  • PLANT TYPE: Fern
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (ass-PLEE-nee-um plat-ee-NOOR-on)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Fern. Plant Tags: drought tolerant and evergreen.

Partial shade to sun; not particular about soil type; prefers consistently moist soil; can withstand some drought. This small fern is lacy and evergreen so it provides year-round interest.
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Lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Athyrium filix-femina
  • PLANT TYPE: Fern
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (uh-THEE-ree-um FY-liks fem-in-uh)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Fern. Plant Tags: wet tolerant.

Partial to full shade; rich, moist to wet well drained soil but it adapts well to garden conditions.
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Maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)

  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Adiantum pedatum
  • PLANT TYPE: Fern
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME PRONUNCIATION: (ad-ee-AN-tum ped-AH-tum)
  • TAGS: Plant Types: Fern. Plant Tags: Fern.

Partial to full shade; prefers moist, humus-rich soil, but will grow in average, medium-wet, well-drained soil; spreads slowly by creeping, branching rhizomes to form large colonies over time; tolerates mild drought. Finely textured fronds provide interest. Other Common Names: Northern maidenhair fern, Common maidenhair Other Scientific Names: Adiantum...
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