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Production and selling of native ferns

Ferns

Our selection of hardy ferns, adapted to commercial landscaping.

Adiantum pedatum

The Maidenhair fern is the most beautiful of our ferns with its hand-shaped fronds. It prefers compost-rich soils and freshness, it is of medium growth and its foliage is horizontal. Keep in the shade or under a filtered light in a humus-rich and fresh soil.

French name: Capillaire du Canada
English name:  Maidenhair fern
Latin name: Adiantum pedatum
Hardiness: Zone 3
Origin:     Indigène au Québec
Exposure : Shade/demi-shade
Height : 50 cm
Width : 30 cm
Port : Couvre-sol
Soil : Moist/dry

Athyrium distentifolium

Originally from the Alps, it is the European cousin of our alpine lady fern. It turns from soft green in spring to darker green in summer. Its resistance to drought makes it an attractive choice. One of the densest crown-forming ferns, it is easy to grow in the shade. After two years in a sheltered place, away from the wind, it eventually establishes itself in the sun.

English name: Lady fern
Latin name: Athyrium distentifolium
French name: Athyrie fougère alpestre
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin:     Alpes
Exposure: Sun/shade
Height:  60-80 cm
Width: 50 cm
Port: Crown
Soil:  Moist/dry

Athyrium filix-femina

The Lady fern is one of the densest crown-forming ferns. Easy to grow in the shade, it eventually establishes itself in the sun, in a sheltered place away from dry wind. Rapid growth.

English name: Lady fern
Latin name:  Athyrium filix-femina
French name: Athyrie fougère femelle
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin : Indigène au Québec
Exposure : Sun / shade
Height: 60 cm
Width : 50 cm
Port : Crown
Soil: Moist/dry

Dennstaedtia punctulobula

The Hay-scented fern covers the soil surface with a pure colony. Very fast growing, 10 cm per year. Its dense and intertwined rhizome retains the soil and prevents erosion. Grown in dry, sandy or even gravelly soil. Dense vertical foliage.

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English name : Hay sented fern
Latin name : Dennstaedtia punctulobula
French name: Fougère à lobules ponctués
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin : Native to Québec
Exposure : Sun/partial shade
Height : 50 cm
Width : 30 cm
Habit : Ground cover
Soil : Dry

Dryopteris Crassirhizoma

Its name refers to its very large and robust rhizome. Its large crowns are composed of fronds that have a more spread out rather than erected habit. Plant alone or in groups of three, away from other plants to showcase it.

English name: Thick-stemmed wood fern
Latin name : Dryopteris Crassirhizoma
French name:   
Hardiness : Zone 4
Origin : Asie
Exposure : Partial shade
Height :  60-80 cm
Width : 100 cm
Habit : Semi-everygreen
Soil : Semi-moist

Dryopteris filix-mas

Very robust, it can be used in any garden. With its rather wild style, it gives a more natural look to urban development. It prefers rich, well-drained soils, interspersed with pebbles.

English name: Male fern
Latin name : Dryopteris filix-mas
French name: Fougère mâle
Hardiness : Zone 4
Origin: Shade to Québec
Exposure: Shade/sun
Height: 100cm
Width: 50 cm
Habit: Everygreen crown
Soil: Semi-moist

Dryopteris spinulosa

Almost identical to the lady fern, it equally enjoys the shade and the sun, dry or very moist soil. Place it on a mossed rock or in the hollow of an old stump.

English name: Shield wood fern
Latin name : Dryopteris spinulosa
French name: Dryoptère spinuleuse
Hardiness : Zone 2
Origin: Native to Québec
Exposure: Shade/Sun
Height: 50 cm
Width: 50 cm
Habit:  Crown semi-persistante
Soil: Dry-moist

Dryopteris marginalis

Resistant to drought and high winds. It likes rocky soils, steep slopes and embankments where it fixes the soil. Its evergreen leaves, takes its most beautiful bluish colors in the shade and becomes green apple in the sun.

English name: Rock fern
Latin name: Dryopteris marginalis
French name: Dryoptéris marginale
Hardiness: Zone 3
Origin: Native to Quebec
Exposure: Shade / Sun
Height:  20-60 cm
Width: 100 cm
Habit:  Persistent crown
Soil:  Dry

Dryopteris oreades

Originally from the Alps, this fern is evergreen until November and resists the full sun while remaining beautiful, provided that the soil is slightly moist. It also enjoys the shade even in dry soil. Resistant to droughts and violent winds. It likes rocky soils, steep slopes where it fixes the soil. Its evergreen foliage turns apple green in the sun.

Nom Latin : Dryopteris oreades
Nom Français: Dryoptéris des oreades
Rusticité : Zone 3
Origine: Belgique alpes Francaise
Exposition: Soleil / mi-ombre
Hauteur : 105cm
Largeur: 100 cm
Port: Couronne persistante
Sol: Sec

 

DRYOPTERIS X COMPLEXA ROBUST

Evergreen, it embellishes our spaces throughout the summer and keeps them bright green during the long autumn months and snowy weather. As its name suggests, its evergreen fronds are remarkably robust. A single plant can produce a very large number of tilted fronds.

Latin name: Dryopteris x complexa
Hardiness : Zone 4
Origin :  England
Exposure: Partial-shade
Height : Semi-moist
Width: Semi-moist
Port:  Semi-moist
Soil: Semi-moist

Matteuccia struthiopteris pensylvanica

The ostrich fern variety pensylvanica. A variety far superior to the species by the fact that its growing season is much longer so it does not yellow in August, but in early October. In addition it grows more in width, more fronds and less brittle.

Plant it in a colony or in isolation, taking care to provide space for rapid expansion as it produces three new plants per year making it one of the fastest ferns for colonized one medium.

It is native to Quebec and is hardy in zone 3. This fern, whose butts are edible, is also very popular in landscaping and naturalization. Requires humus soil Tolerates flooding in the spring. Centennial plants can grow to 7 feet tall.

English name: Ostrich fern
Latin name: Matteuccia struthiopteris pensylvanica
French name: Fougère à l'autruche
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin : Native to Québec
Exposure: Sun / shade
Height: 100-200 cm
Width: 100 cm
Habit: Crown
Soil: Moist/dry

Onoclea sensibilis

Very practical for those who have a large area to naturalize, it is also beautiful near the water. Simply put it in a pot and bury it in the ground or in water so that it does not become invasive. It is believed to be dependent on very moist environments, but experiments have shown that it is very resistant to drought.

English name: Sensitive fern
Latin name: Onoclea sensibilis
French name: Onoclé sensible
Hardiness: Zone 3
Origin: Native to Quebec
Exposure: Sun / shade
Height: 50 cm
Width: 50 cm
Habit: Flooring
Soil: Wet / Dry

Osmunda claytoniana

Little known but much appreciated by the person who grows it. It enjoys slightly dry soils and sunny but more humid sites.

English name: Interrupted fern
Latin name: Osmunda claytoniana
French name: Onsmonde Clayton
Hardiness : Zone 2
Origin: Native to Quebec
Exposure:  Ombre/Soleil
Height: 100-200 cm
Width: 120 cm
Habit: Couronne
Soil: Wet / semi-dry

Osmunda regalis spectabilis

In spring it has a purple colour at the very beginning of its growth, then becomes coppery before turning to soft green. Of a big size, it can easily be cultivated in the sun, near a semi-submerged pond or in silty to semi dry soil. In the shade, it tolerates dry and cool soil.

English name: Royal fern
Latin name : Osmunda regalis spectabilis
French name: Osmonde Royale
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin: Native to Québec
Exposure: Shade/Sun
Height: 100-200 cm
Width: 100 cm
Habit: Crown
Soil: Moist/dry

Polystichum faux-acrostic

The most beautiful fern to grow in dry soil. Easy to cultivate, it grows quickly. Its shiny evergreen fronds appear plastic, dark green in the shade and soft green in sunny conditions. Use its fronds for dried flowers.

English name: Christmas fern
Latin name:  Polystichum acrostichoides
French name: Polystichum faux-acrostic
Hardiness :  Zone 3
Origin: Native to Quebec
Exposure:  Shade / part shade
Height: 40 cm
Width: 30 cm
Habit: Persistent crown
Soil:  Dry

Thelypteris palustris

Under the shade of tall trees, a building or in the sun by a pond, it shines in a bright green colour. Very invasive by nature, its water requirement restricts its habitat. It grows in moist, organic soil and even in water. Very dense fluorescent green foliage.

English name: Swamp fern
Latin name: Thelypteris palustris
French name: Théliptère des marais
Hardiness: Zone 3
Origin:  Native to Quebec
Exposure: Sun / shade
Height: 30-60 cm
Width:  30 cm
Habit:  Flooring
Soil: Wet / Dry

THELYPTERIS PHEGOPTERIS

Ideal under coniferous trees, this small, fast-growing fern forms marvelous carpets with very dense foliage. It likes a slightly wet but cool soil near big rocks. Horizontal foliage shaped "V" very dense.

More details click here. A unique ground cover.

English name: Mountain fern
Latin name: Thelypteris phegopteris
French name: Thélyptère fougère-du-hêtre
Hardiness : Zone 3
Origin: Native to Quebec
Exposure: Shade / Sun
Height: 20-30 cm
Width: 30 cm
Habit: Flooring
Soil: Wet / Dry

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