Perennial ferns tolerate sun or shade. You will find a large variety of ferns and other perennials for sale at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses.
Western Sword Fern
The western sword fern (Polystichum munitum) is one of the few garden plants that performs well in full sun or full shade. It is an evergreen native to the Pacific Northwest.
Western sword ferns can be used with other perennials, mixed in with annuals and even placed under a cover of trees. The options for this filler plant are endless due to its versatility to survive in most environments. Depending on where it is planted, it may grow from 18 inches up to 4 feet tall and wide!
When planting your ferns we recommend a root stimulator to assist the plant in early root formation and stronger root development. Root stimulators reduce transplant shock and promote a greener, more vigorous plant. Spending a few extra dollars in the beginning will go a long way towards making a happy plant later.
The western sword is only one of thousands of perennials you will find at Johnson Brothers Greenhouses this year. Come on out and see one of the largest selections in the Willamette Valley.