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Deer Fern

$5.99
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,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (2)

  • 5
    Deer Fern

    Posted by Sara Jennings on 22nd Aug 2019

    these are awesome

  • 5
    Deer Fern

    Posted by Bobby Jacks on 21st Aug 2019

    These look great in my yard. Just gorgeous where I planted them.

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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

Deer Fern - Blechnum spicant

The Deer Fern, with the Latin name of Blechnum spicant, is an Evergreen plant that is hardy in zones 5 through 8. The fronds of a Deer Fern will typically grow as tall as 36 inches high once the plant reaches maturity. The Deer Fern is a plant that generally grows spread out wide rather than tall.

While the Deer Fern is non-flowering, it is a rather beautiful plant. The Deer Fern is a deep shade plant, meaning that it grows better in shady areas, rather than in direct sunlight. If planting a Deer Fern in direct sunlight, it is recommended that the plant be watered very often, especially as it first begins to grow.

The deer fern is a unique plant in that it grows two different types of fronds. The first frond is fertile and grows within the center of the greenery, at an average height of 36 inches. The second is the sterile frond, which grows out around the fertile fronds at an average height of 18 inches. The fertile fronds dry out as the Autumn season approaches, leaving the sterile fronds to grow at a steady pace, providing added seasonal interest.

The Deer Fern or Blechnum spicant is an evergreen groundcover.

Deer Ferns can also be developed as a house plant as well, as long as they are planted within a cooler environment, rather than a humid one, to have the opportunity to thrive in.

At one time, Native Americans frequently sought out Deer Ferns as an emergency plant-based food, when out in the wilderness, as a way to keep hydrated. The leaves of a Deer Fern was also frequently used in medical situations, by boiling the leaves and mixing them into a herbal tea to be used as a health ailment aid.

Deer Fern works well as a stand-alone plant in gardens that may not have a lot of room. A perfect addition to the shady garden or under trees.

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