Soft-textured hay-scented ferns (Dennstaedtia punctilobula, USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8) are the perfect foil for the spherical blooms of an allium (Allium sp., Zones 3-11) After the blooms have faded, the allium’s seed heads will still look just as good tucked amongst the ferns’ foliage, or the alliums can be deadheaded and forgotten until next spring.
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