Bracken Fern 2 For $11.99

Bracken Fern 2 For $11.99

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Bracken Fern Pteridium aquilinum


Bracken Fern: Pteridium aquilinum, most commonly called bracken fern, is a plant that grows on every continent (except Antarctica) and in almost every USDA growing zone in the United States.


Although it can grow almost anywhere, the bracken fern is native to the eastern United States.


The Gentle Appearance of Pteridium aquilinum, Bracken Fern


The bracken fern is easily identifiable by its large triangular fronds. It can reach waist-high and grows long, plume-like stems. The fronds are triangular and display leaflets that grow in pairs. 


Depending on the climate in your zone or area, the fronds generally emerge from March until early May; once the fronds open for the season, they stay green for a long growing season.


While they typically grow to a maximum height of four feet, the tallest bracken fern reached approximately seven feet.


The leaf color varies from a softer, lighter shade of green to a dark green hue, depending on the soil. The stems are slightly darker than the leafy matter, creating a lovely tonal impact.


Bracken Fern Is a Remarkably Robust Plant


The common bracken fern grows on any soil, even sandy or rocky, and can survive for years. It is a perennial that reemerges each year with astonishing consistency--even after forest fires, floods, or other disasters.


As the fern grows, it forms a dense, deep root network, which helps it reproduce throughout the remainder of the season. The deep roots make it resistant to high winds or heavy downpours. 


Also, the deeply rooted bracken fern helps to eliminate soil compaction, as the roots dig deep below the surface, not just in short side-to-side clumps like some other fern species. 


How to Use Bracken Fern in Your Landscape


Bracken fern is a highly prized plant for the most rugged terrain. 


● You can replace the grass on a sloped or steep hill--it will eventually fill in and eliminate the need for mowing.  

● Put bracken fern in areas where you'd like to prevent wind erosion of your soil. It spreads faster than some ferns and provides plant coverage within a season. 

● Put bracken ferns in your shade garden or water garden. 

● Grow bracken ferns in densely wooded areas to add some greenery.


Bracken fern will grow in almost any shaded or partially shaded location you can think of. 


Bracken Fern is available online at TN Nursery


Are you ready to order your Pteridium aquilinum? We are here to dig and ship your order.


Bracken Fern is for sale online at Tn Nursery

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  • 4

    Posted by KC on Feb 07, 2022

    Surprised by the simplicity of the structure. Appreciate the couple of extra

  • 5

    Posted by Charlotte Reeves on Jan 13, 2022

    The ferns are beautiful, packaged excellently, and they are very healthy.

  • 5
    Fernsalso pleased with them and all have grown into large plants

    Posted by Paul Johnson on Aug 12, 2021

    Love this nursery for ferns, I'm al

  • 5
    bracken fern

    Posted by Vicki Schaible on Jun 21, 2020

    Received fern roots very fast. Now have to wait for them to come up next spreing

  • 5
    Bracken Fern

    Posted by Cristy Jackson on Aug 26, 2019

    Looks great in my gardens! Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Bracken Fern

    Posted by Cindy Edwards on Aug 22, 2019

    this looks great with the wildflowers that I planted with it

  • 5
    Bracken Fern

    Posted by Brittany Jones on Aug 21, 2019

    The plants arrived in a timely manner and also included planting instructions. Very neat.

  • 5
    I saw these in Bar Harbor Main this month and fell in love with this fern. They grow very large there and if thy grow half the size I will be happy.

    Posted by Betty Davis on Jul 09, 2019

    I received my ferns bare root and hav planted them. Can’t wait to see how thy grow.

  • 5
    Bracken Fern

    Posted by Nettie on Mar 27, 2019

    Fantastic roots.. Already sprouting. Very healthy. Well packaged so they won't dry out. Growing so beautiful in my flower box. Can't wait for them to grow out!!

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April