Ferns are available in a broad range of types and textures. Ferns with a heavy, coarse texture can stand on their own or provide a backdrop for other ferns that have delicate, feathery fronds. Delicate, low growing ferns provide beautiful complement to flowering plants.
Most ferns barely notice the insects and diseases that can plague other types of plants. Once established, they require very little care. Ferns are very nearly care free yet offer high return in terms of their value in the landscape.