Great friendly service. Nicely packaged and quick shipping. and all my ferns where great
THis is a wonderful additon to our circle driveway. Very impressed with the look.
Cant believe how fast they were shipped and came
I had a few hiccups when I ordered, like the plants weren't wrapped good but they all made it and are doing good. Thank you and can't wait to order again.
Very different from my other plants as far as care so even though I'm tempted to order more I'm holding off until I make sure I do good with it! it arrived as a good size for a seedling.
I prefer more color than what I received and as shown in the photo. However they are nice plants.
Got my ferns in but some were kinda wilted but shipping was fast.
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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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Southern Shield Fern - Dryopteris cristata - For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices
Affordable Southern Shield Fern For Every Landscape
Southern Shield Fern, Thelpteris until or Dryopteris normal, is best suited for Zone 6, 7, 8, and 9. The plant's average mature height is 30" to 48". It grows best in the sun or partial shade. The groundcover, the vascular plant is also called the southern maiden, river fern, and widespread maiden. This deciduous plant grows best in moist soil but is tolerant to periods of drought with little to no sunny. It is a perennial and gets its name from its natural attributes and southern state abundance. Once established in dry soil, the seedless, woody plant will adapt and thrive. It has a moderate speed of growth and is widely found in the south because of the hot, humid weather, which encourages its growth and hardiness. Due to low maintenance requirements, the fern is most often used as edging, border, and groundcover near shady trees. When planted in or near wetlands, the plant will multiply and proliferate. Its growth and hardiness requirements allow it to be a natural border near water or human-made water features. The semi-evergreen plant's long rhizomes spread and form colonies instead of clumps, which will enable it to be transferred to different areas quickly. The way it grows makes it ideal for mass planting. In natural areas, Florida to the west of Texas and as far north as Kentucky and North Carolina, the Southern Shield Fern is an evergreen, heat-tolerant plant. The garden fern is deer-resistant and not likely to be eaten by other woodland animals. It has dark green fronds that resemble the texture of leather when it blooms in spring. As the season shifts to fall, the dark green color will change to a shiny bronze before disappearing and reappearing the next growing season. The triangular-shaped fronds of the bushy plant have extended arches with very hairy upper and lower surfaces.
Southern Shield Fern reflects the sturdiness and delicate beauty of raw nature.
Southern Shield Fern
Southern shield fern, also known as river fern, wood fern, and Kunth's maiden fern, is a robust and adaptable fern native to the south of the United States. Like most ferns, it is a perennial that goes dormant underground over the winter, only to re-emerge each spring, getting larger year by year. It has pretty green typical fern foliage throughout most of the spring and summer, and then in the fall, it turns a rich bronze color before going dormant underground. Under good conditions, it can achieve an impressive 36-inch height and an extensive sideways spread.
Southern shield fern does best in very moist, shady locations, but it can survive periods of drought, and if given enough water can grow in sunny areas. It is considered to be winter-hardy in zones 6b to 9; it can also be grown indoors in a large planter and makes an interesting ornamental house plant. Due to its large mature height, it can use as a substitute for woody bushes in shady locations. It is planted under trees/large bushes to provide an interesting color and texture contrast with the woody plants. It tends to grow in haphazard and random directions, which adds to its charm.