A diantum venustum is one of the most coveted of the hardy maidenhair ferns, one of the great all-time ferns." This dainty semi-evergreen gem is amazingly cold hardy. While slow to get started, Adiantum venustum makes a nice patch to 3' wide in 5-10 years, depending on the quality of soil preparation. Adiantum venustum is a superb, easy-to-grow, deer-resistant, evergreen groundcover for the woodland garden!www.plantdelights.com
Athyrium filix-femina 'Victoriae' (Lady fern) - Fern - Zones 4-9, Height 18-24 in. "This is the most spectacular of all cultivars in its magnificent frond architecture. It is really the Queen of Green", according to Dr. John Mickel former curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden and author of "Ferns for American Gardens". This superb selection has fronds whose pinnae (leaflets) crisscross to form x's and has crested pinnae tips.
CAPILLAIRE DU CANADA (Pteridaceae Adiantum Pedatum) : Fougère à rhizomes, 15 à 70 cm, pousse à l'ombre, en sol riche, drainé, toujours frais, légèrement acide. La pousse est lente les deux premières années.