"Christmas Ferns" are popular because they are one of the few ferns that will stay green all winter long. The Christmas fern serves as a wonderful host for butterfly larvae. Being an evergreen fern, the Christmas fern will add color to a garden all year round, and the fronds of the plant are often given at Christmas time, as the name suggests. Christmas ferns occur in both dry and moist wooded areas, moist banks and ravines.
Deer Fern Blechnum spicant Two frond types give this deep shade loving Fern many uses. Sterile leaves spread flat, creating a glossy, evergreen groundcover. Fertile leaves emerge upright from the center midsummer. Tuck into shady spots to add strong texture to any woodland garden.