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Spleenwort Fern

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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.

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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

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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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Spleenwort fern, Asplenium, Zone: 2-8, Height: 3-18 inches Prefers: Shade


Spleenwort fern grows in a range of species and locations. These low-growing ferns are used for groundcovers because of their deep green tones and clumping growth habit. Landscapes with wet, rocky areas become lush and vibrant when planted with spleenwort fern.

Ebony spleenwort fern is one of the higher-growing varieties with a mature height of 18 inches. It is also easy to grow in a range of soils and conditions. The leaves are erect and spring from the center of the plant in a surprising shade of brilliant green. Ebony spleenwort fern retains green hues until autumn. When the green blades die back, you will understand the reason why ebony spleenwort fern earned its name. The plant's dark stem, a combination red and black, remain erect throughout the winter months where it provides winter appeal.

Spleenwort Fern resembles most green leafy fern fronds of other ferns closely


Maidenhair spleenwort fern is one of the hardiest varieties and can be found growing in rock crevices as far north as Canada. Despite its ability to handle severe conditions, maidenhair spleenwort fern is delicate in appearance, with arching, slender fronds. Foliage is deep, evergreen with reddish highlights. Black-stemmed spleenwort is similar in appearance but prefers a warmer climate. These spleenwort ferns capture dark ebony tones alongside shiny, dark green leaves.


The Spleenwort Fern grows the best in the hardy planting zones of two to seven
Mountain spleenwort fern is a blue-green fern with dramatic, weeping leaves that last throughout the colder months, thanks to the plant's evergreen status. It thrives in acidic and calciferous soils; in other words, it can grow in rock gardens. One of the lowest growing spleenwort ferns, mountain spleenwort is often found in shaded rock gardens as far north as Massachusetts.

There are many other species of spleenwort fern. Combining a few species and varieties within a shade garden creates a low-maintenance, evergreen oasis.

Black Stemmed Spleenwort Fern

The black stemmed spleenwort fern, or Asplenium resilient is a medium green fern that thrives in zones five through nine. When mature, these ferns get to about one foot tall. The black stemmed spleenwort fern grows well in part-shade to cloudy conditions and requires little water. It becomes in both dry and somewhat moist conditions, however. In nature the plant grows in neutral to alkaline soil of poor to average quality and grows by gravel and rock, preferring limestone substrates.

This fern has pinnate fronds that grow in erect tufts. Sterile and fertile fronds of the black stemmed spleenwort fern look similar and emerge from rhizomes and roots under the soil.

The leaves of the black stemmed spleenwort fern are large and upright. They develop in dense clumps, each of which varies in size from 1 to 18 inches long. It might contain thread scales or be smooth. These hairs lie flat against the stipe and are about one half of an inch long. The stipe measures about one inch long, and are about one-third of the length of the blade. It is also round but slightly flattened and has a definite wing shape to it.

Each leaf of the black stemmed spleenwort fern appears linear in shape and maybe a bit wider above the base of the leaf. A black stemmed spleenwort fern's leaf measures from 1.5 to 14 inches long and about .8 inches wide. The blade of this fern is hairless, deciduous, and almost leathery with a bluish-green color.

Leaflets on the blade contain up to 40 pairs of leaflets with no or minute stalks. These leaflets taper gently toward the tip of the fern frond leaf. The edges of the pinnae, or booklets contain either smooth or shallowly rounded teeth and tend to roll under at maturity.

When the plant's reproductive spores appear, they are green, pale yellow or white.



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