Looking for a hardy plant to put in the shade? Why not try a fern? Ferns come in various sizes and shades of green and can add a delicate look to your outdoor space. Ferns grow best in areas that get 1-4 hours of sunlight a day and enjoy moist soil. Mulch or pine straw can help trap moisture for your ferns’ roots during hotter months, but you’ll still want to water them throughout the summer. Popular fern species to plant here include wood fern, holly fern, autumn fern, and leatherleaf fern.

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