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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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Interrupted Fern - Osmunda Claytoniana
The Interrupted fern, or Osmunda claytoniana, is a hardy, light green fern that grows well in zones three through eight. They grow to a mature height of two to three feet tall and about three feet wide. When the plant receives constant water, it can grow up to five feet tall.
If you need a landscaping plant for a part to full shade area, the interrupted fern could be an excellent selection for your property. Also, if you need a plant that tolerates full shade and rabbits, the interrupted fern remains an excellent choice.
This bright green perennial plant enjoys plenty of water and minimal exposure to the sun. It prefers fertile, acidic soil that contains an abundance of humus. The interrupted fern grows naturally close to the edge of ponds, so it thrives in wet spots.
Interrupted Fern does well in a home garden.
As the fern emerges in the spring, it appears covered with a light, fuzzy wool. After the fronds develop, the white fuzz falls off. These spores usually fall off of the plant in the middle of the summer. The interrupted fern has hefty rhizomes and spreads well through a landscape area.
The interrupted fern's leaves remain shaped elliptically or in a rectangular shape. This outline tapers at both ends until it stops sharply at the tip of the frond. The largest leaflets are about three inches long. If the leaves don’t reproduce, they grow in a circular clump. Fertile leaves look straighter in the center of the blade.
Each leaf of the interrupted fern is toothless with deep lobes. It has forked lateral veins on the back of the blade and contains light brown hairs that fall off upon when it matures.
The spores of the interrupted fern appear as bead-like capsules on a stalk in the middle of a leaf. Once the spores get released, the spore capsules wither and leave a gap, or interruption, in the center of the blade.
Interrupted Fern makes a great accent plant along the corners of your garden and provides beautiful texture along the perimeter of flower bed.