Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Fern Companion Plants - New Combinations

Posted by loriartscape Michigan (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 29, 06 at 22:24

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Fern Companion Plants - New Combinations

Hi,

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.

Jen


 o
RE: Fern Companion Plants - New Combinations

This year I planted some autumn ferns and more delicate ferns near pink-flowered angel wing begonias and was very pleased with the effect.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here