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Purple-Stemmed Cliffbrake Fern

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

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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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Ships Year Round

Description

Purple-stemmed cliff brake fern-Pellaea atropurpurea

Purple-Stemmed Cliffbrake Fern– Pellaea atropurpurea is a perennial fern plant that grows in an asymmetric clump unique to this fern. Purple-Stemmed Cliff Brake Ferns can grow to ten inches in height and two feet in width. It’s classified as an evergreen plant and will tolerate most conditions except heavy traffic areas. Whether the traffic it is from vehicles or people the plant will not grow well.

Purple-Stemmed Cliffbrake Fern is a part of the Maidenhair fern family (Berberidaceae).

This is a fern that grows well in zones 5 through 9 and is native to some states. The greenery can adapt to drought conditions and requires little watering. It has a natural resistance to most pests, and the plant is resistant to disease. It will grow well in woodland areas, complete shade and likes to grow between rocks or even pavement. The fern grows well in full or nearly full sun with the stem becoming a deeper shade, and it likes limey soil. This fern has spiked green leaves on opposite sides that have curled edges. The plant has a stalk that is a reddish purple color. This fern grows slow to full size, and it has both sterile and fertile leaves. The fertile fronds are increasing rhizomes of the underside that will create a whole new plant. The Purple Stemmed Cliffbrake is suitable for planting in gardens, in landscaping especially rock gardens, like a walk or driveway border and mixed with other plants or flowers. Though planting as borders near driveways or sidewalks, the plants do not tolerate a lot of traffic well and may not make an excellent choice for those applications. This plant can add a natural beauty that will last for many years in a location it is planted with the right conditions and soil.

Purple-Stemmed Cliffbrake Fern