Ferns for shade and loamy soil

(Question)

I am looking for ferns that thrive in mostly shade, in loam. Could you tell me what variety I need and where I can buy them in Toronto?

 

(Answer)

Ferns are a lovely addition to any garden.  The Master Gardeners have created a handy garden guide on the topic which you can access by going to the website below, where you’ll find recommendations for shady areas as well as information on maintenance:

https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/factsheet/hardy-garden-ferns-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/

The Toronto Master Gardeners don’t promote any retailers in particular but ferns are pretty commonly available so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding something beautiful at most nurseries or large garden centers.

For further reading check out some questions posed previously to the Toronto Master Gardeners regarding ferns:

https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/askagardener/where-can-i-buy-ground-covers-for-shaded-area-in-toronto/

https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/askagardener/ferns/