Cultivated Ferns

"...the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.” Michael Pollan

A Cinnamon fern - (Osmunda cinnamomea), transplanted from the woods into the garden at Distant Hill Gardens.
A Cinnamon fern - (Osmunda cinnamomea), transplanted from the woods into the garden.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the fern species that are under cultivation at Distant Hill Gardens are Native to the property. Some specimens have planted themselves naturally in the gardens and some have been transplanted from the wild. Those fern that have been taken from our woods are very common and are not threatened or endangered species.

 

If a fern below is highlighted in Greentouch or click on the name to see a photo of the fern in the garden.

 

The Cultivated Ferns of Distant Hill

Scientific Name

Common Name


Adiantum pedatum

Botrychium virginianum

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Onoclea sensibilis

Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmunda claytoniana

Osmunda regalis

Polypodium vulgare

Polystichum acrostichoides

Maidenhair fern 

Rattlesnake fern

Ostrich fern

Sensitive Fern 

Cinnamon fern 

Interrupted fern 

Royal fern 

Common Polypody 

Christmas fern