most popular ferns for ground cover in south Florida landscaping
are varieties of Nephrolepis. If you have a moist, shaded
spot, try the native fern Acrostichum danaeaefolium, or
Leather Fern, a large and dramatic in appearance inhabitant of freshwater
swamps. Those who have a taste for swamp cabbage will likewise appreciate
the tender new fiddleheads of their Leather Fern, chilled and splashed
with balsamic vinaigrette!
Fern Growers Association