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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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Broad Beech Fern
The Beech Fern, also known as the Broad Beech Fern, is grown in Northern America and is most common in Illinois. The height of the fronds ranged from 16 - 24 inches in length. Increasing primarily in the Spring and Summer, it can also adapt to growing in the shade. The Beech Fern can usually be found in moist woodlands, hills, and even near rocks. The Beech Fern can be an ideal plant for gardens with waterfalls, fountains, or ponds. Broad beech ferns are a perennial species of plant commonly found in the eastern United States, Ontario, and Quebec. It is native to the state of Missouri. The leaves form a very distinctive triangular shape, with a broad base. Like all members of the fern class, their leaves are compound, with lots of tiny little leaflets making up each branch. They are considered a wetlands plant that grows in marshes. However, they have been identified growing outside of wetland areas. When building these ferns, it is suggested to use wet to average soil. They also enjoy partially shaded to fully shaded areas. They are known to occasionally crossbreed with the long beech fern, another fern species native to the northern hemisphere. Broad beech ferns can grow around 1.5 - 2 feet tall. The leaves on their own can grow anywhere between 4 - 16 inches long.
Although large beech ferns are non-flowering, their ranges of green coloration also give great feedback about how well they are being taken care of. Keeping them hydrated during the summers can be easily accomplished with a water spray bottle or the mist nozzle of a hose.
Broad beech ferns are very easy to grow.
They have no disease concerns nor do they have any significant insect or pest problems. They are known to be rabbit tolerant. They do a great job of adding foliage to otherwise empty garden spaces. They are fast growing, known to fill up gardening pots quickly. Their quick growth makes them excellent choices for beginner gardeners who want to start with something easy to grow. If you want lots of green in your garden, the broad beech fern is a great option. They make especially good additions to shade gardens and wild gardens.
Botanical Latin Name: Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Thelypteris hexagonoptera)
Common Name: Broad Beech Fern
Sun Exposure: Partial to Full Shade
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
Spacing: 9 to 12 inches
Growth Rate: Fast
Flowering Time: N/A
How Long It Flowers: N/A
Flower Color: N/A
Soil Requirements: Moist, lightly acidic, plenty of organic material
Pruning: Little Required
The Broad Beech Fern has feather-like leaves or fronds, extending from the stem.
Each leaf blade has 12-24 pairs of wings, or leaflets, extending from the stem. Each frond is fringed with lacy foliage, giving it a delicate, elegant appearance. Each sturdy stem bears a sail-like crop of angular leaves and leaflets, radiating out from the center. They are a bright, vivid green, eye-catching and lively. The fronds of this fern are about as long as they are full, which is unusual in ferns. A quick-growing, herbaceous plant, the broad beech fern is ideal for ornamental shade gardens and is a well-suited filler in flower beds. Beech Fern