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Bladder Fern

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Shipping Information

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 Bladder Fern

The Bladder Fern, also known as the Mountain Bladder Fern, is found in the mountainous areas in the very upper parts of the Northern Hemisphere such as Canada and Alaska but have also been discovered in parts of Colorado and Utah. Their light green fronds (or leaves) serve as an ultimate sign of a healthy tropical environment as in harsh environments, their growth is often stunted, and they look small. Their triangular blades can reach anywhere from six to fourteen centimeters long whereas, their typically black petioles (or stalks) can reach anywhere up to thirty centimeters long. Mature Bladder Ferns reach approximately 1 to 3 ft. in height, and 2 to 3 in width. They work well in rock gardens not only for their thick, lush look but also because of their hardiness and ability to thrive in rocky soil.

Bladder Fern prefer full to part shade, so if you’ve been looking for the perfect plant to dress up darker areas in your garden, the Bladder Fern is perfect.

Especially in areas where you may have trees planted since they can be found in dense woods in the wilds. They have a creeping rootstalk and require moist, well-drained soil. Reproduction is by spore, and if you live in a cold country, you can still enjoy this fern since they are resistant to lower temperatures. There are no blooms on the Bladder Fern but according to Slavic folklore, anyone lucky enough to find a “fern flower” is specific to be productive and happy for the rest of their lives. Suitable for either indoor or outdoor planting, these thick, beautiful ferns are worth having whether they bloom or not. The lush greenness of these gorgeous ferns is hard to beat regarding merely looking good no matter where you keep them.

Scientific name: Cystopteris Montana

USDA Hardiness Zone: Anywhere from five degrees to minus forty degrees Fahrenheit

Height: anywhere from twelve to thirty-six inches

Spread: nine to twelve inches

Bloom: None

Grown for foliage: Yes

Sun: Spotted sun or light shade

Soil Type: Best if grown in either moderately moistened soil or a rocky environment

The Bladder Fern

The Mountain Bladder Fern does best in moist mountain habitats in forests and near water bodies such as a river or a pond.

An advantage to growing Mountain Bladder Ferns in a garden is that, like most other species of ferns, they do not usually require additional fertilizer. They are easygoing plants that need a moderate amount of watering and deciduous ones do best if their yellowed leaves are regularly trimmed off. Bladder Fern

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