Hostas forum: Shade Plants That are Good Hosta Companions

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Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 13, 2010 1:35 PM CST
Ok, ok it's not a hosta but there she was in all her glory among the beautiful hosta on the garden tour yesterday. The owner knew it was a lady fern but couldn't tell me which one. Is there a cubiteer shade gardener out there who knows which cultivar is the front fern? I think I want at least five if I can find out the name. Thanks for your help.

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Name: CJ
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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AlwaysWeeding
Jun 13, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Could it be Dre's Dagger ? Alot of that one were sold last year.
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jun 13, 2010 9:20 PM CST
I agree that it could be that one. Decidedly an Athyrium felix-femina..Lady Fern. Here's a link to Dre's Dagger
http://www.rainyside.com/features/plant_gallery/ferns/Athyri...

edited to say that I don't know anything about the vendor listed..just wanted to compare the pic.
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 14, 2010 7:55 AM CST
I agree That is absolutely it. You guys are the best! Thanks Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 14, 2010 11:34 AM CST
Look what I just found http://cubits.org/plantid/forums/view/plantidentification/
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
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chickadee
Jun 14, 2010 2:15 PM CST
That Fern is absolutely gorgeous!
My Hostas have lots of buddies in my zone 5 garden. Astilbe, Brunnera, Ferns, Heuchera, Hardy Geranium, Cimicifuga, Goatsbeard,Soloman's Seal, Pulmonaria and annual Impatiens and Coleus.....Rhodys, a Callicarpa , Viburnums, Boxwood, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hydrangea..... Whistling
Name: Susan
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gardenersdetective
Jun 14, 2010 4:31 PM CST
Kay thanks for sharing. Sounds like you need to post some pictures for us to see. If you already did, forward the link.
Name: Kay
Lincoln, Nebraska
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chickadee
Jun 14, 2010 8:10 PM CST
I have posted photos here on the Hosta cubit, but I am much better at gardening than I am at computering, so I have no idea how to forward a link Confused They are in the Hosta groupings thread, and some others...

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