Fern Grab Bag - 10 Ferns Perfect For Your Growing Zone

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fern Grab Bag

This could be one or a variety of mixed ferns, and they will not be labeled. We guarantee you top varieties of ferns in this grab bag that will flourish and be hardy in your zone. All ferns come with a one-year warranty. Also, ferns will not come up until the following Spring when planted. Occasionally a couple will sprout up, but it's not normal for them all to come up until Spring.


How Different Types of Ferns Make Excellent Border Plants 


Fern plants make excellent border plants in gardens that need help keeping a garden contained, can create a walkway, or help define the garden bed. Not every type of plant is suitable for this purpose, but those that are short, bushy, and compact fulfill all the requirements of a border plant. Because they are able to fill in space quickly, are low maintenance, and don't crowd out other plants, they can be used to create the garden space. 




 If you are considering the use of plants as a border for your garden space, these are some planting guidelines to consider. 



Ferns are non-flowering plants that offer amazing texture and versatility with their beautiful arching green fronds. Because of this, they command attention when they are planted alone, but they also add a stunning backdrop for the shade garden, making them excellent companions for flowering plants. Effective in mass plantings, they also add drama when used in borders or as accent plants. Individual fronds make beautiful additions to arrangements of cut flowers and bouquets.

There are more than 380 varieties of ferns in North America in varying shades of green, providing a variety of interesting and ornamental patterns. Although they are similar to flowering plants, with roots, stems, and leaves, they reproduce differently by spreading tiny spores or by the growth of bullets. A bullet is a little vegetative bud that develops on the fronds of some ferns. When the bullet comes in contact with the ground, it can take root.

Ferns average one to three feet in height, as well as diameter, and are slow growers. Most require evenly moist, well-draining, humus-rich soil and regular watering. The soil should not be allowed to dry out between watering times. Different varieties need varying amounts of shade. They have few pest problems.

Perennials that continue to grow for years may be propagated through division, preferably in Spring. The plant should be watered first, then gently dug up and divided into two or three clumps, which can then be replanted. Fiddleheads are the rolled-up fronds seen when a plant experiences growth.

One of the most popular ones is the Boston fern, loved for its showy fronds, which can reach up to five feet in length. Though often displayed in hanging baskets, it is also a great addition to the garden. It thrives in high humidity and temperatures in the 60's and 70's.


Fern Plant Description


 Fern plants are small and stocky, with tall and numerous leaves that all extend from the center of the plant. The deep green hues that are found among the many different types of plants create a natural look that is appreciated by gardeners. 




Hardy Zone of Fern Plants


 Fern plants are commonly found in hardy zones three to eight, but there are a couple that is capable of growing up to hardy zone ten. 




Bloom Season and Color of Fern Plants


 Fern plants do not produce flowering blooms, so there is no bloom season or bloom color to watch for. 




Height at Maturity


 Fern plants can grow to be as tall as four feet high, but for use as border plants in a garden, you want to choose varieties that are shorter in height when mature. 




Soil Type Preferred By Fern Plants


 Fern plants prefer moist, well-draining soil that is rich in an organic manner. Create a garden with soil that replicates the soil composition found on the forest floor for the best results. 




Sun or Shade Preferences For Fern Plants


 Fern plants love shaded conditions, so make sure that the border you are going to use them to create is placed in a shady garden spot.