Six of the most popular hardy ferns:

Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides. Eagle Fern, Pteris aquilina. Maidenhair, Adiantum pedatum. Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia Struthiopteris. Polypody, Poly podium vulgare. Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis.

Four hardy ferns suitable for damp places: Marsh Fern, Dryopteris Thelypterts. Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis. Sensitive Fern, Onoclea sensibilis. Wood Fern, Dryopteris cristata.

Four hardy ferns that will stand sunlight: Eagle Fern, Pteris aquilina. New York Fern, Dryopteris Noveboracense. Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis. Sensitive Fern, Onoclea sensibilis.

Four hardy ferns that need shade: Chain Fern, Woodwardia angustifolia. Lady Fern, Felix-fœmina. Maidenhair, all spp. Oak Fern, Phegapteris Dryopteris.

Four hardy ferns that succeed in partial shade: Cinnamon Fern, Onoclea cinnamomea. Ebony Spleen wort, Asplenium platyneuron. Purple-stemmed Cliff Brake, Pellœsa atropurpurea. Royal Fern, Osmunda regalis.

Four ferns suitable for dry places: Brittle Fern, Cystopteris fragilis. Chain Fern, Woodwardia Virginica. Polypody, Poly podium vulgare. Purple-stemmed Cliff Brake, Pellœea atropur-purea.

Four evergreen ferns:

Ebony Spleen wort, Asplenium ebeneum. Grape Fern, Cut-leaved, Botrychium dissectum. Hairy-lip Fern, Cheilanthes vestitia. Polypody, Poly podium vulgare.