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​​​​​​Persistent ferns

Ferns that embellish your landscape until the snow in autumn.

At the end of September, while the trees reveal their most beautiful colours, it is often desolate on the ground where the herbaceous plants have blackened and dried, leaving the rather ugly features where only the grasses and a few rare plants still adorn the ground. And yet, some ferns that persist during this period can be used to extend the duration of your landscape when all the other plants have fallen to the ground.

Known for their finesse and the splendour of their brilliant green, some unknown ferns last until the first snowfall. Darker green, sometimes shiny and rigid, sometimes forked and stocky, they proudly stand up until they collapse under the weight of a thick white coat.

Ferns have multiple habitats. They can be used as a background screen to hide fences and foundations, in both shade and sunlight, depending on the richness of the soil. They are used in solid form to create volume or sometimes isolated. Some can stabilize slopes, while others can stabilize very wet soil.

It grows even under conifers, or melts green the soil covered with needles and inhospitable to other plants. Green soil covered with needles are inhospitable to other plants. The fern likes acidic soil between 4.5 and 6 ph.

With the mystical unfolding of the fiddleheads in spring, the fern grows quickly to give us a touch of pure nature. Dare to use it, and the greyness of October will only be greener.

Dryopteris oreades. A large 105cm fern, robust, ideal for sunny places. Its magnificent, robust foliage is snow-resistant. It grows well on steep slopes where it stabilizes the soil. It grows very well in full sun or open places with lots of sunlight. When there is too much shade, it tends to deform to reach the light source. In dry soils it will remain smaller than in humus soils where it can reach a spectacular size. It is resistant to strong winds and drought and is native to the British Isles, Norway and Iceland. It is also found in the Alps, Switzerland and Belgium.

Rustic in Quebec at -30°C. Zone 3

Dryopteris x complexa robust

A large 100cm fern, robust, ideal for semi-shaded and completely shaded areas. Its magnificent robust foliage is persistent until snow in November. As its name suggests, its persistent fronds are remarkably robust. Rustic in Quebec at -30°C. Zone 4.

Dryopteris filix-mas

A large 100cm fern, very robust, it can be planted in any garden. With its rather wild style, it gives a more natural look to urban developments. It likes rich, well-drained soils mixed with pebbles. Isolated or massive.

Rustic in Quebec at -30°C. Zone 3

Dryopteris Marginalis

Ferns with marginal sores

Resistant to droughts and high winds. It likes rocky soils, steep slopes and slopes where it fixes the soil. Its evergreen foliage, which takes its most beautiful bluish colours in the shade, turns apple green in the sun.



Polystichum acrostichoides, Polystique faux acrostic, Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

A fern of average size 40cm, it adapts well to drained soils, at the foot of trees, on slopes, and steep slopes. Resistant, it is noted for its very shiny fronds of a dark green in the shade and soft green in brighter conditions. It prefers shade but resists the sun for a few hours.

Rustic in Quebec at -30°C. Zone 3




Native to Quebec, the Mountain fern can measure between 10 to 30 cm, depending on where it grows (in the sun or shade). Most ferns are 40% shorter when they grow in the sun rather than in the shade. When planted at 35 cm, the Mountain fern has a fast enough growth to cover an area in a single season. It grows in almost any environment: on rooftops, on rock walls (vertically) and even in the sun when the soil is more humus-rich than the rather dry mineral soil it usually colonizes. Add a forest compost soil of 5 cm at the surface of the culture for optimal development of the plant across the width. 

Very hardy, it is found on the highest peaks of Quebec. Its very dense and proliferating rhizome stabilizes the slopes where there is very little soil to grow. Only two inches of soil is enough for it to develop. For its implantation on a steep slope, dig a 3-4 inch-deep hole to keep it in position while it takes root. You will observe how it spreads across the rock and into the small cracks.


My favourite place to plant it remains the inhospitable soil under conifers. Herbaceous or even woody plants that can survive in this type of soil for a long time are rare. The Mountain fern enjoys this type of environment as long as the first branches are high enough to allow enough light to pass through. I recommend a clear distance of 1m.

The availability of this fern is ensured by Les Fougères Boréales for several thousands of 7cm and 1 litre pots. Nevertheless, make sure that you keep the production team well informed in order to plan the desired quantity of crops for your large projects in the coming years.

If we do not have the fern in stock, its production must be planned before December for it to be delivered in August of the following year (9 months later) in a 7 cm pot. All our 1 litre ferns require 18 months of production.

Dare give back a natural look to your landscaping projects!

Here is a plant that measures 30 cm. A 1 litre (10cm) pot planted 3 months earlier, at the end of May. A 10 cm growth on each side.

Planting at 16 inches (40 cm) 9-13 pots / m2

Planting at 24 inches (50 cm) 3-5 pots / m2