Asparagus fern is commonly used in mixed containers or window box plantings for its long, arching plumes of uniform habit and medium green shades.
The Boston fern is your traditional fern foliage and habit. It makes for a great green basket under under your porch or in other shady areas.
The Kimberly Fern is a bold and beautiful fern with its dark green leaves. It does well in sunny areas, contrary to most other ferns on the market. Consider a tropical in the south that will come back, in the Mid-West it is only considered an annual.