If your first thought is of the mystery and excitement of a "grab bag" assortment, be forewarned. I received in the mail 25 Hay-scented Ferns, obviously what they could not sell and planted them right away. Later, I learned that they are veracious spreaders and the hay scent attracts rodents. So I decided to not water them, hoping they will die out. Not one of my better days. I learned a lot about ferns on that day.
This is the third year ordering from this company. Super fast delivery and all ferns grew very well! Plus they have a wide variety that I cannot find here in Ohio,
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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.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
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.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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.
Fern Plant Benefits In Landscaping
Growing ferns is a great way to add color and interest to your garden and landscaping, especially in any hard-to-develop areas. Because there are so many different ferns, there is sure to be something native to wherever you live that can thrive. Their color and attractive foliage make them great as focal plants, cover, or multi-season interest when everything else is done blooming or dying back.
If you are thinking about adding this plant to your landscaping, use this guide to help you grow with success.
Fern Plant Description
Ferns are distinct between varieties, but every type has a few key features. Vivid green foliage, tall and thin spikes that radiate from the center of the plant, and narrow, broad leaves. The leaves are where to look for interest, with the majority of variety happening here. Depending on your specific hardiness zone, the ferns you choose to add will impress their unique leaf blades.
Fern Hardy Planting Zone
Most can grow well in hardy zones four to eight, but some can grow in zones two to three.
Fern Growing Season
While ferns do not bloom, they do have a very distinct growing season that lasts from April to September, making them an excellent choice for long-lasting garden color and interest.
Ferns come in all varieties, and depending on the type of the hardy zone they are planted in, they can grow to be under one foot tall to as big as forty feet in height.
Soil Preferences of Fern Plants
Ferns do exceptionally well in wet forest floors, so they prefer growing in soil conditions that mimic this habitat—plants in moist but well-draining soil for best results.
Sun or Shade for Ferns?
Most ferns are shade-loving plants, but everything from low light to full sun preferences can be found among different ones.
The Fern plants are a collection of non-seeding deep-veined plants in the Polypodiopsida class. These plants contain specialized water-conducting structures known as xylem and phloem to help distribute nutrients around the body of the fern. Leaves of the fern are classified as complex megaphylls and are deep green in color. With more than 80 different types of fern around the world, these plants can reach heights of up 65 feet tall in ideal growing conditions.
Species of them are found in several different environments, including desert climates and prairies. Although these plants are considered very robust and can tolerate a wide range of conditions, they primarily grow in shaded areas such as densely packed forests. Growth occurs primarily through rhizomes, and several species have rhizomes that grow solely underground. Ferns usually grow in colonies, and each species has an optimal soil pH range.
The greenest part of the leaves, more commonly referred to as the Frond, is responsible for the majority of the fern's photosynthesis. In addition to the Fronds actively harvesting nutrients from the sun, ferns use a complex root system to harvest nutrients from underground soil. Several species of them are commonly used as fertilizer and to help improve soil quality.
In addition, They are commonly planted in flower gardens and conservation areas as an ornamental addition.
Buy ferns online at Tn Nursery.