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Rock Cap Polypody Fern

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Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade,
Usage
Border Plants,

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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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Rock Cap Polypody Fern

As the name implies, the Rock Cap Polypody Fern, Polypodium Virginian is most often found growing atop rocks and tree roots in shady woodland and is commonly referred to by alternate names such as Common Polypody, Virginiana Polypody, and American Wall Fern. Native to the Northeastern U.S. and Canada and Eastern Asia, this fern is ideal for zones 3-8, where it is often recommended as an easy-to-grow plant.

Rock Cap Polypody Fern is a eccentric and amazing plant. 

As an evergreen perennial, it will bring consistent richness to the shaded nooks of any garden, delighting viewers with its petal-shaped, vibrant green lobes, often tipped with paler green or hints of red. Fern enthusiasts will note the asymmetric lobe pattern and the triangular flap at the tip of each frond, as well as its graceful cascading tendency. With fronds ranging from 6 to 12 inches in length and a clumping habit, the Rock Cap Polypody Fern can quickly fill in gaps beneath spreading trees or otherwise unsightly corners. It is best planted among mossy rocks or fallen rotting wood and will enhance any woodland display or rock garden. This fern prefers thin, well-drained soil ranging from neutral to acidic, and is extremely drought tolerant, making it an excellent choice for areas with hot, dry summers, while its evergreen hardiness will ensure color through the winter months.

Like many ferns, the Rock Cap Polypody reproduces by dust-sized spores rather than seeds, which are distributed by gentle winds.

Gardeners in more rural areas should note that these ferns are favorite winter food for deer and wild turkeys (though not rabbits), and plan their placement accordingly. Excess moisture or poor drainage may make it difficult to establish initially, but once adapted the Rock Cap Polypody Fern will spread into large colonies that will provide a cascade of year-round color for minimal maintenance.

Rock Cap Polypody Fern

 

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