Scott Brothers Nursery Co.
Bare Root Only
Plant no deeper than 1 inch. Bud must be to top of ground. All ferns are shade plants.  All Ferns will be graded as dug only.
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Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)
Most common of ferns. Strong and coarse. One of the earliest to appear and continues to produce new leaves all season. Often grows in large colonies of over knee-high, wavy, dark green, almost horizontal leaves, particularly in neglected lands where only rankest weeds will grow. Killed by first frost. Usually indicates poor and barren soil. Not recommended for small gardens. Deep root system will take over. Triangular leaf, branch-like form in 3 segments.
Chain (Polypodium virginianum)
Yellow-green to middle green. Evergreen except when dry. A rock cap fem (grows on rocks). Grows to be 4"-10" in height. Likes shade and loose soil near rocks. Root is small (10" long and 2" wide).
Christmas (Polystichum acrostichoides)
Best of the evergreen ferns. Height of 12"-24". Deep in rich color leaflets which are lance-shaped in dense clusters. Need shade or part shade. Root about 2-1/2 inches.
Cinnamon (Osmunda cinnamomea)
Its first foliage looks like Cinnamon sticks. The leaves that come later are a deep waxy green. Grows 24"-36" rapidly. Comes up in late April and dormant in September. Takes partial sun as long as soil is damp. First year they grow to be 2 - 2-1/2 feet high, Root is 2" wide and 3" long. Shaped like ball.
Ebony Spleenwort (Asplenium palmatum)
Grows 2 -3 feet likes moisture and partial shade.
Hayscented (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
Has smoky gray-green tints as it grows older. Smells like hay and likes moist soil with lightly acid soil. Comes up last of April and dormant in September. Likes shade. Grows 24"-30". Roots are 4" long.
Lady (Athyrium Filix-femina)
Has a bright green-yellow cast with wide and deep cut leaves. Likes partial shade and moist soil. Grows about 12"-24". Comes up in April and goes dormant in September. Root is 1 "-2" long.
Leather Wood (Dryopteris marginalis)
A very pretty fern which is also semi-evergreen. A very dark green color. It is sometimes used by florists. Grows 2-3 feet high and likes semi-shady places.
Maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)
One of the most delicate ferns. Has a lacy, soft, green leaf with dark centers. Grows very fast and gets to be 12"-18" tall. Likes light to medium shade. Root is 2-inches. Dies back in September.
New York (Thelypteris noveboracensis)
Likes the dryer soil. Grows about 18" high. Goes dormant in September.
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Dark green leaves, red stem.  Good for wet lands. 4 - 5 feet.
Sensitive (Onoclea sensibilis)
Likes moist shady places but will also take some sun. Gets 12"-18" tall. Comes up late April and goes dormant in September. Semi-evergreen. A beautiful fern. Root is 3"to 8" long.
TN Ostrich (Athyrium pyemocarpon)
(a.k.a. 'Glade'). A glade fem. About the height of cinnamon (3-feet). Similar to True Ostrich fern. Many substitute the TN Ostrich for the True Ostrich.
Toothed Wood (Dryopteris spinulosa)
Almost evergreen. Dies when new frond appears. Reaches 10"-24" in height. Root is 2" long. Needs some sun.
Walking (Camptosorus rhizophyllus)
One of the smallest ferns. Grows about 8-inches tall. Good around trees and small areas.
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