There is a great variety of ferns adapted for use in different types of soil, both as a ground cover in the open and more dry shaded places and also in the locations where the ground is continually moist. In sub-group a and sub-group b are listed the more important types of ferns which may be selected for plantings where it is desired to use ferns.

a. Dry, shady places:

Asplenium ebeneum Ebony Spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort

Aspidium acrostichoides Christmas Fern

Aspidium marginale Margined Fern

Camptosorus rhizophyllus

Walking Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Hay-scented Fern

Osmunda claytoniana Clayton's Fern

Polypodium vulgare Polypody

Woodsia obtusa Neat Fern b. Moist, shady places:

Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair Fern

Aspidium acrostichoides Christmas Fern

Aspidium cristatum Dwarf Fern

Aspidium goldieanum Goldie's Wood Fern

Aspidium marginale Margined Fern

Asplenium filix-foemina Lady Fern

Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern

Onoclea struthiopteris Ostrich Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda regalis Royal Fern

Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern

Woodwardia virginica Virginia Chain Fern