Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a resident of bogs.  The cup-shaped leaves catch rain water and are designed to trap small insects which are then 'digested' by the plant.  Pitcher Plants need constantly moist soil and an acidic



  • "100-Mile" means the plant grows within a 100 mile radius of the nursery
  • We are no longer propagating plants for sale.  This page is for reference only.

Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern) 100 Mile (not available 2018)

Description: H30-60cm, W60cm; medium green, lacy foliage
Natural Habitat: Part/full shade in a protected spot, Cool, moist woods
Where to Use: Woodland soils, evenly moist; Good background for low flowering plants

Asplenium platyneuron (Ebony Spleenwort)  100 Mile

Description: H30cm, clumps; vertical frondsl
Natural Habitat: Part shade/shade; rocky, open woods
Where to Use: Woodland, shade gardens; tolerates some summer drought; spreads slowly

Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) 100 Mile 

Description: H60cm, clumps; lacy foliage spring-fall
Natural Habitat: Part shade/shade; well drained soils, moist woods
Where to Use: Woodland, shade gardens; tolerates some summer drought; foliage looks best when protected from winds

Cystopteris bulbifera (Bulblet Fern)     100 Mile 

Description: Fern to 40cm; bright green fronds; bulblets underneath fronds drop and form new plants
Natural Habitat: Shade; moist soils 
Where to use:  Woodland/shade gardens

Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern) 100 Mile

Description: H60cm, W60cm; clumping fern somewhat evergreen
Natural Habitat: Shade/Part shade; Rocky woodland soils
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden, Rock garden (shaded); Withstands some drought when established

Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak-leaf Fern) 100 Mile

Description: H10cm, W20cm; light green fern spreading by rhizome
Natural Habitat: Shade; Cool, moist woodland soils
Where to Use: Woodland, Shade garden with regular moisture, Shaded rock garden

Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern) 100 Mile

Description: H100cm, W90cm; spreads by rhizomes
Natural Habitat: Part shade/Shade;moist to wet soils
Where to Use: Wetland edge, swamps, moist woods 
 Phegopteris connectilis (Long Beech Fern)     100 Mile

Description: H40cm; fern forming patches in spring/summer
Where to Use:  Shade; Moist woods with organic soils

Polypodium virginianum (Rock Polypody) 100 Mile

Description: H20cm, W20-30cm; small colony-forming fern
Natural Habitat: Part shade/Shade; Mossy rocks and outcrop crevices in thin, acidic soil
Where to Use: Woodland rock gardens, Mossy boulders, Shaded rock walls; Slow growing but hardy

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas Fern) 100 Mile (not available Spring 2018)

Description: H40cm, W60cm; clump-forming fern; semi-evergreen
Natural Habitat: Part shade/Shade; woodland slopes
Where to Use: Woodland or shade gardens 

Woodsia ilvensis (Rusty Woodsia)  100 Mile

Description: H15-20cm, clumps; lacy foliage spring-fall
Natural Habitat: Part shade/part sun; well drained soils, granitic rock crevices
Where to Use: Partly shaded rock garden