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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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The Deer Fern
The Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant) is aptly-named because the plant is widely considered deer resistant and works very well as a border plant for areas where wildlife is unwanted. This particular plant grows to heights ranging from 8-20" tall with an estimated width up to 24" wide. The Deer Fern grows to a darkest, luscious green color with even more mysterious, thick stems which make the plant very sturdy. It becomes very well in most soil compositions and requires average to wet conditions. Light requirements range from partial sun/partial shade to full shade. The plant does most of it's growing in the Spring/Summer months but does experience some growth year round. The Deer Fern flourishes well in zones 5-8 and requires minimal maintenance, but appears at it's best if old fronds are trimmed when new ones look in the early Spring.
The Deer Fern or Blechnum spicant is an evergreen groundcover, in small scale.
This fern is apart of the Chain Fern Family of plants.
The fern has two different fronds. One is sterile which is short with flat wavy leaflets that are 5 to 8 mm in width. Sterile fronds are flexible and have an arch to them. The fertile fronds are stiff and upright. Its leaves tend to be much narrower than those on the sterile frond, and the spores can be found on the underside of them.
Deer Fern works well as a stand-alone plant in gardens that may not have a lot of room.
But is a more useful component in a woodland garden. Use as an accent plant or plant with other ferns as it is a relatively adaptable fern.
If grown in an area where that wildlife is present nibbling on the ferns is possible. The greenery is a vital foraging option for deer, elk, moose, caribou, goats, and sheep.