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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.
Fern Grab Bag
This could 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 on your zone. All ferns comes with a 1 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 fern plants 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 ferns 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—plant fern 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 ferns.
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 ferns 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, ferns 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 fern 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 Fern are commonly used as fertilizer and to help improve soil quality.
In addition, Ferns are commonly planted in flower gardens and conservation areas as an ornamental addition.