an excellent addition to the driveway
The value for these ferns are great. I priced them already established in containers at the market and they were way too expensive. Its alot cheaper to grow them yourself
I gave several for gifts and people rave over them, guess its time for me to order my own now..lol
I have my ground ready to go, waiting on my plants to arrive
Arrived on time, packaged well and are growing just as stated. Loved the colorful instructions that came with it.
This is a beautiful plant, but it went through some stress in shipping I believe. I have been doing my best to nurse it back to good health.
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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.
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Christmas Fern - Polystichum acrostichoides
Christmas Fern is very hardy from zones 3 to 9, and will grow from one to two feet high when it is mature. It grows in partial sun to full shade, and it spreads anywhere from 12 to 18 inches. It is a clumping fern that may form huge colonies or small groups of just a couple of individual plants.
The Christmas fern is a perennial, non-flowering plant that is native to Eastern North America. It is one of the most common ferns in the region. It often grows by streams, but it can also grow in rocky areas. The foliage is dark green and leathery. The leaflets are finely serrate, and their shape ranges from oblong to falcate. The young fronds, called fiddleheads or crosiers, are scaly and grey during spring. The Christmas fern has spore-bearing fertile fronds in the center, surrounded by the sterile fronds. While the fertile fronds will die in cold weather, the sterile fronds remain, giving the fern its evergreen quality. Fertile fronds have up to 40 leaflets.
The Christmas fern is low maintenance and does not require a lot of water, making it highly drought tolerant. It is evergreen. It is deer and rabbit resistant. It is not subject to disease or insect issues because of high levels of protective chemicals that naturally occur in the plant. The Christmas fern will grow in fertile, acidic or neutral soil. It is highly adaptable and propagates through spores or rhizomes.
Its primary uses are an ornamental and ground cover. It helps to prevent soil erosion. The Christmas fern also attracts individual birds, such as the ruffed grouse. In the wild, it protects from predators and provides nesting grounds for many different species of birds.
Christmas Fern are very easy to grow - require little maintenance to become very healthy in gardens and natural areas.