Ferns for dry shade, Christmas, Maidenhair?
I bought some ferns that are bagged, I think in peat. Do I need to wait for the last frost date (not for a month or more here), or should I get them in the ground as soon as possible? There is not much info on the package other than "shade".
I bought 8 Christmas ferns and 4 Maidenhair ferns. As far as location: which will tolerate dry shade? Either of these, or should I try for something else? My dry shade, along a neighborÂs fence, is really the area I need to fill most. I would love to have tall ferns along the back to hide / soften that fence. I have hostas in the foreground but need height at the back. Even the tall hostas have grown so slowly it is disappointing. I do water (have installed a drip system) but itÂs slightly sloped and drains away very fast. They have bushes on their side of the fence and that probably sucks the moisture away too.
I have a moist shade area too in a different garden, but the dry shade is what needs the plants.