It seems like Japanese Painted Fern is mentioned a lot as a favorite, but IÃ¢ÂÂm curious what other ferns people really like. I donÃ¢ÂÂt grow many and the ones I do grow are mainly grown in at least half day sun, because shade is something I just donÃ¢ÂÂt have a lot of. So my top 3:
A bit rampant, but easily removed with a shovel and hatchet if it spreads too much. The only downside is it tends to crisp up by midsummer and look kind of awful. Still like it though.
This one has been an extremely slow grower for me, but this year it actually looks like it might do something interesting. WeÃ¢ÂÂll see.
Who doesnÃ¢ÂÂt love this one? Despite its delicate appearance, it really holds up well to heat and drought.