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Fiddlehead Fern

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$5.79
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,

Reviews (6)

  • 5
    As Promised

    Posted by Michael Huff on 12th Jul 2017

    Our Fiddlehead Ferns arrived as promised in great condition with clear instructions in planting. What more could you want?

  • 5
    Eating my first now

    Posted by Suzanne Listerman on 31st Mar 2017

    My ferns have finally gotten big enough that I have some fresh right now in a salad and its so good!

  • 4
    Really taking off

    Posted by Zelda Goins on 30th Mar 2017

    Growing fast and doing well

  • 5
    Makes a dull area pop!

    Posted by Martha Goble on 30th Mar 2017

    My dull area really stands out now, I wish I would have found them sooner

  • 5
    Fast and quick

    Posted by James K, NC on 28th Mar 2017

    This company is exactly what my title says, fast and quick! I was amazed.

  • 5
    Fast growing

    Posted by Kierra Admas on 5th May 2016

    Purchased 9 months ago, currently 16" tall and 28" diameter.

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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.

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Ships Year Round

Description

Fiddlehead Ferns - Matteuccia struthiopteris

Fiddlehead Fern


Fiddlehead Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Zone: 3-7, Height: 5 feet, Partial sun, shade.

Fiddlehead fern is native to northern woodlands where they grow near streams, rivers and other areas that feature moist soil. The ferns' delicate fronds, varied texture, and fiddle-shaped tops are excellent additions to shade gardens, tree-lined walkways, and border areas. These plants enjoy light soils that are heavy with debris. As a result, planting a group of Fiddlehead fern near a large tree is beneficial to both plants.

If your landscape includes tree stumps, then plant a cluster of fern near them. The nutrients released as the stump breaks down helps ferns grow. As fiddlehead fern grow, their root systems assist in breaking down stumps and other debris, while keeping moss, mushrooms, and weeds at bay. Fiddlehead fern is also the right choice for landscapes with drainage issues, as these plants relish and help to control extra moisture.

These plants grow in three- to twelve- plant clusters. They emerge in early spring, revealing tight, U-shaped coils covered with paper-like brown leaves. These coverings fall back as the middle portion of the soft-stemmed plant uncoils, revealing delicate, feathery fronds. Fiddlehead fern is related to Ostrich fern, and once you see the fern's "plumage" you will understand why it received that name.

In some areas of the Northeastern United States, Fiddlehead fern is considered a spring delicacy and are harvested and eaten before the coils unfurl. Though they are found in the wild, many people choose to grow their own. They plant fiddlehead fern in shallow, well-watered holes. The plants return year after year, despite dying back to the ground each winter.

Easy to maintain and highly decorative, these plants are also grown indoors. Apartment-dwellers and homeowners provide Fiddlehead fern with light, fertile soil and shade. In return, the arching fronds and elegant silhouettes provide luxurious green elements throughout the year.

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The length of the Fiddlehead Fern's leaf blade ranges from 12 to 35 centimeters.

 

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