Bracken Fern

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$4.99
Bloom Season
Not Available,
Color
Green,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Categories
Ferns
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Shade,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Shade,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (11)

  • 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!!

  • 5
    Shipping was amazing

    Posted by Alf Gorden on Mar 31 , 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 Mar 30 , 2017

    Definitely gets a a plus

  • 5
    Fast shipping

    Posted by New trend on Mar 30 , 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

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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 Year Round

Description

Bracken Fern - Pteridium aquilinum is a Well Adaptable Pioneer Plant.

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 is the Oldest of the Ferns

Bracken Ferns are coarse plants that are known for their highly divided large leaves. The name bracken is an Old Norse word that is related to the Danish word, brand, and the Swedish word, bräken. Both words mean fern. 

  Bracken Ferns belong to the Dennstaedtiaceae family. They grow in all environments except for deserts. They thrive in moorland. People living in the north of England refer to them as Moorland Scrub. Young Bracken Ferns are called fiddleheads and are sometimes eaten.

  This fern is one of the oldest ferns, with fossil records going back over 55 million years, which makes them one of the most successful ferns, evolutionarily speaking. This type of greenery is still prolific, growing on all continents except for Antarctica. 

  Ferns do not produce seeds or fruit. Because all ferns are vascular plants, they have alternating generations, where one generation grows to be large and produces spores, and the next generation stays small and produces sex cells. 

  Bracken Ferns form a wide-creeping rootstock in the ground from which it sends up triangular fronds every meter or so. Fronds can grow to be over eight feet long if supported, but the typical length is between two and six feet. Sometimes they form dense thickets.

 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 them 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: 3-9

 Mature Height: 3-5 feet

 Mature Width: 3-4 feet

 Full Sun to Partial Shade

 

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