Fiddlehead Fern 3 For $14.99

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Fiddlehead Fern 3 For $14.99 Description

Fiddlehead Fern Onoclea struthioptersis


Fiddlehead Fern: Oncoclea struthioptersis, the fiddlehead fern, is a perennial North American native species that grows best in shaded or semi-shaded, acidic, and moist soil. It thrives in every United States growing zone as long as you can provide shade.


Fiddlehead fern is a deciduous plant that can grow as high as a stately six-foot tall in a relaxed and shaded environment, although most top out around five feet.


The roots form in dense clumps that produce other plants relatively quickly. TN Nursery recommends this species to customers who want a unique addition to a shade garden or rock garden. It is also helpful in preventing erosion when planted along a slope.


Fiddlehead Ferns name describes its appearance


Fiddlehead fern has feathery fronds and a long, stout rhizome. The fronds unfurl to a typical length of four to five feet and display numerous leaflets.


Fertile fronds are pale brown and extend almost to the ground. Additionally, fertile fronds are more prominent and spread further, are a lovely shade of green, and may persist throughout winter in temperate growing zones. The contrasting leaf shape is one of the distinguishing features--the very thing that gives it such a unique name.


The Fiddlehead fern has a small stem with a tapered tip. The lower stems twist and taper to give it a v-shape vein pattern. Most interestingly, the ends of the fronds form tight coils, suggesting the shape of a fiddle.


The color of the fiddlehead fern is verdant green. However, they may grow a protective papery skin for protection as it grows--this protective layer falls off in time. Some gardeners remove it to brighten the appearance.


Caring for Onoclea struthioptersis


Like most fern species, the fiddlehead fern grows best in shaded spots. If you select the right home for your fern, it will require little care, except an occasional watering on the hottest or driest days. TN Nursery recommends the fiddlehead fern for gardeners who need an easy-to-care-for plant in heavy to filtered shade.


Fiddlehead Fern is available online at TN Nursery


The TN Nursery team is happy to provide their customers with freshly-dug plants. You can order your fiddlehead fern with confidence.

Reviews (7)

  • 5
    Fiddlehead Fern

    Posted by Craig on Aug 17, 2022

    I ordered the 3 pack on 7/11. Shipping was very fast with careful packing. After planting they began sprouting in about 10 days and there were 6 not 3 ferns that sprang up. It is now a month since they were planted and they are already 9 inches tall.
    I am very happy with the purchase.

  • 4
    Fiddle Head

    Posted by JPB on Aug 12, 2022

    Well, they arrived. No damage. Love that they were packed with dirt. I planted them. now we will see what happens. So far so good!

  • 3
    I can't really tell if I got six plants since they were bundled in a wad.

    Posted by John on Jun 21, 2022

    Would have been nice if they were individually packed.

  • 4
    Fiddlehead fern starts

    Posted by April Zanoni on Mar 01, 2022

    2 of the 3 forelegs fern starts i ordered arrived healthy and intact. The 3rd however was in a few different peices, but I planted it anyway. Amazing price and here's to hoping they all sprout

  • 5
    Fern fiddlehead

    Posted by Jolanta Spurgeon on Jan 14, 2022

    Very nice healthy strong plants . Thank you

  • 5

    Posted by Eva Shield on Jan 13, 2022

    Healthy plants. Best plant purchases we've made

  • 5

    Posted by Laura on Jan 08, 2022

    I had the best choice of purchase from TN nursery to this kind of fern. The combination it makes to my other plants gives out a great impression. Thank you TN nursery


Shipping Information

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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