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Chain Fern

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$5.79
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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 & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

Reviews (5)

  • 5
    Fantastic

    Posted by JKL, MT on 31st Mar 2017

    Good company to do business with and good plants.

  • 4
    Healthy

    Posted by Sarah Land on 30th Mar 2017

    Healthy

  • 4
    Tall grower

    Posted by Jerry SLatton on 30th Mar 2017

    It is growing a lot taller than I expected

  • 5
    I give this company five stars

    Posted by JoyAnn on 28th Mar 2017

    This company has five stars in my booko

  • 3
    Waiting

    Posted by Sarah Land on 5th May 2016

    I haven't had much luck with this supposedly foolproof plant - the tiny stems (nothing like the fully-fledged beauty in the picture

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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

Chain Fern - Woodwardia Areolata

Netted Chain Fern, or Woodwardia areolata, is hard in  zones 3 to 9 and grows between 1 1/2 and 2 feet tall. Each plant can spread from 1 to 1 1/2 feet in diameter and prefers full shade but can grow in partial shade also. The Netted Chain Fern grows best in organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained, acidic soils.

Netted Chain Ferns create a beautiful ground cover.

Often used in shade gardens, native plant gardens, naturalized areas, or woodland gardens. Although the Netted Chain Fern is not a flowering plant, fronds emerge a pinkish color in the spring which, uncoiled, can be from 1 to 2 feet in length. These early spring fronds mature to a glossy green color, and while the Netted Chain Fern will produce similar fronds through the summer, these later additions will be the same length but will emerge green.

This luscious green fern can be found growing wild in woodland swamps and bogs all along the east coast of the United States and as far north as southern Nova Scotia in Canada. 

Named after the English botanist Thomas Jenkinson Woodward, Chain Fern is very popular.

If given the right growing conditions, the Netted Chain Fern can be encouraged to spread into large colonies. As with other ferns, this fern thrives in heavily shaded gardens as well as along streams or on the banks of a pond. The Netted Chain Fern is easy to maintain, does not suffer from common insect infestations or plant diseases, and is also rabbit resistant. Once planted, as long as the soil is kept moist, there is very little maintenance required.

This fern is similar to, and often confused with the more common, Onoclea Sensibilis, but will reach 2 feet at maturity rather than the 4-foot height of Oncclea Sensibilis (sensitive fern)

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