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Blechnum penna-marina – Alpine water fern

Blechnum penna-marina is an excellent evergreen groundcover fern.  It will do well in shade or almost full sun if provided with enough water.  Fronds emerge a deep salmon color and darken to a glossy, rich green.  This fern is very versatile.  It will do well in a sunny alpine setting, in pots on your patio or in your woodland garden.  It looks especially nice when planted among rocks or logs.

Polystichum andersonii – Anderson’s holly fern

Polystichum neolobatum – Asian saber fern

This is by far one of the best evergreen ferns available!  The Asian saber ferns grows to be about 2 1/2 ft. tall with an open, upright habit.  The fronds are a shiny, leathery, deep green.  They remain this way ALL YEAR LONG!!!  Snow, freezing temps., nothing seems to phase this fern. It prefers full to part shade and once established is very drought tolerant.  This is a great fern to put in a spot that you frequently look at throughout the year, as it always looks great.  Can be used as a specimen but is best when grown in groups of 5 or more.  Plant fairly close together for best effect.