P01 Christmas FernTried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Where to see these ferns in our demonstration gardens

Many of the ferns recommended can easily be seen in person at local public gardens. Four of these gardens that feature native plants are designed and maintained by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, serving Arlington and Alexandria.

Print version: Index of ferns and where to see them

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Other local public gardens where these ferns may be seen:
The Potomac Overlook Native Plant Garden, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, VA 22207, next to the demonstration Organic Vegetable Garden maintained by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, has a variety of ferns. Maidenhair ferns are in section 30; Cinnamon ferns are in section 31; and Christmas ferns are in section 32. The garden is maintained by Audubon at Home, the Virginia Native Plant Society, and Arlington Regional Master Naturalists is collaboration with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

Learn about specific ferns:

Adiantum pedantum, Maidenhair Fern

Athyrium asplenioides, Lady Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula, Hay-Scented Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda claytoniana, Interrupted Fern

Osmunda spectabilis, Royal Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides, Christmas Fern


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