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Bracken Fern

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$5.79
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Shipping was amazing

    Posted by Alf Gorden on 31st Mar 2017

    My plants came packaged like someone loves their job! So neat and wrapped tight

  • 5
    A plus all the way

    Posted by Ryliey Walker on 30th Mar 2017

    Definitely gets a a plus

  • 5
    Fast shipping

    Posted by New trend on 30th Mar 2017

    Shipping was fast for a busy time of year, I was guessing fall before I got them, hope they do well in the heat

  • 5
    Birds love it

    Posted by Eli Jacobs on 28th Mar 2017

    These with their pop of color has really brought the birds to my yard. They now thrive well and small wildlife just adore my yard.

  • 4
    Burnt mine :(

    Posted by Jay on 9th May 2016

    I planted it in too much sun and it scorched, I will be ordering more and trying again!

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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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Bracken Fern - Pteridium aquilinum

Bracken fern, also known as common bracken or eagle fern, is a cosmopolitan fern that can be found on all continents except Antarctica. It is a well-adapted pioneer plant capable of colonizing land quickly, and in the wild, it can often be found in woodlands, fields, old pastures, marshes, areas where the topsoil has been disturbed, burned out areas and thickets. It is a hardy and vigorous grower that will often form colonies under the right growing conditions.

Bracken fern can be grown quickly in almost any soil but prefers sandy or peaty acidic soils and consistent moisture. Once established, bracken fern requires very little maintenance and can even endure short periods of drought. Triangular fronds rise from the rootstock, often divided into threes. In the fall, the fronds turn reddish-brown and die back, only to be replaced by new growth, known as fiddleheads, in early spring. If grown in pots, bracken fern can be brought indoors during the winter months to preserve their foliage. These fiddleheads are considered delicacies in some areas of the world, such as Japan and parts of North America.

Bracken fern makes a great addition to a woodland garden or a naturalization project

It is often used to revitalize areas with poor soil due to its ability to pull nutrients from the deeper regions of the soil and thrive under most conditions. Propagation can be easily accomplished by cutting pieces of the underground rhizome and replanting in desired areas. Bracken fern also reproduces sexually by spreading spores or through the creeping of its rhizome. Bracken fern fossils over 65 million years old have been found, making it one of the oldest and most evolutionary persistent plants. As such, bracken fern can be used to give your garden an ancient “Jurassic Park” feel.

Latin Name: Pteridium aquilinum

 Hardy Planting Zones: 3-10

 Mature Height: 3-5 feet

 Mature Width: 3-4 feet

 Full Sun to Partial Shade

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