Fern plants for containers
Shop our range of the best ferns for growing in containers, on the patio, balcony, near doorways and entrances, or anywhere else you want to bring a calm, naturalistic feel. Ferns should not be overlooked for adding intricate, architectural foliage, beauty and mystique to your outdoor space, looking particularly beautiful as they erupt from new fronds. These intricate, highly versatile, ancient plants are unfussy, easy to grow and untroubled by pests and diseases. There are evergreen ferns that keep their foliage all winter and replace old fronds with fresh new ones in the spring, whilst others are deciduous, dying back completely following the winter cold before bursting into life again in the spring. Choose evergreen ferns for winter interest and adding solid form and structure to your container displays. Deciduous ferns can be used for seasonal effect, especially when the young fronds unfurl in the spring, often in shades of bright crisp green or red. Ferns are shade loving plants, growing best in dappled shade rather than complete darkness, making them perfect for acting as a graceful backdrop to showier plants such as flowering or berry-producing shrubs.