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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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The beech fern, or Phegopteris hexagonoptera, remains hardy from zone four to zone nine. So the fern remains an excellent choice for areas with a wide variety of temperatures. This lovely, leathery-leafed fern grows well in partial shade. It reaches its full height and spread in about five years, and becomes from one to three feet tall.
Beech ferns prefer locations with a dappled sun or some shade. The plant thrives in slightly acidic soil with moist to reasonably dry conditions. Beech ferns grow well surrounded by an abundant amount of organic material, such as fallen leaves, as it grows under deciduous trees in nature.
Description of the Beech Fern
The beech fern is a perennial plant that has irregular tufts of compound leaves. The plant gets produced from spreading rhizomes. The beech fern’s fronds occur singly. They come up from a creeping rhizome measure from one to two feet long, and the fronds appear triangularly shaped.
The compound leaves become between .75 to 1.25 inches long and is oval shaped. The compound leaf contains approximately 12-20 leaflets joined together by a winged rachis at their base. The lanceolate leaflets taper from large; downward pointing leaves to smaller, narrow tips. All of the leaflets are pinnatifid, which means they are shaped like feathers coming from a common axis. Beech fern leaves appear as full as they are long.
The leaves of the Beech fern are mostly hairless and pale to dark green
Red and straw-colored areas occur on the petiole of the compound leaves and have some scales which are light-colored at its base. Spore-bearing structures called sori found on the undersides of the leaflets look round and reddish brown upon maturity and are located at the tips of the veins of leaflets. These spores release during the summer season.