Fern Companion Plants - New Combinations

loriartscapeNovember 29, 2006

I am looking for companion plants to go with Autumn or Male Robust Ferns (aside from the traditional hostas and astibles).

This season I surrounded a vase shaped Male fern with double circle rows of Lambs Ears (cutting off flowers)...and then farther out of the circle I finished it with a circular double row of Obsidian Heuchera. It is a stunning display of texture and colors, about the size of a round dining room table.

Any other combinations you have found new and interesting?

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tjsangel(z5 OH)


I love Solomon's seal, Hellebore and Lobelia with mine. They all have different leaf textures than the ferns and stand out nicely. Japanese painted ferns look good in front. I also plant spring blooming bulbs to fill in for some early color.


    Bookmark   November 30, 2006 at 7:28AM
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This year I planted some autumn ferns and more delicate ferns near pink-flowered angel wing begonias and was very pleased with the effect.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 11:05PM
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