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Spleenwort Fern

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Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Shade,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Deer Resistant, Border Plants, Shade,
Ships
Year Round
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Exposure
Full Shade, Sun And Shade,
Categories
Ferns
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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Description

Spleenwort Fern - Asplenium Rhizophyllum

 The Spleenwort Fern is named for the plant's starburst like appearance. A vividly green plant, its leaves, and fronds grow outward and oftentimes upward from the plant's main body. Its stems are different from other ferns, they are known for being distinctly dark purplish. While the Fern's genus name is Asplenium it accounts for 700 different species of fern. The Fern grows all over the world with different appearances between all of them. It can grow anywhere from six inches to a little over a foot and is native to the Rocky Mountains and South Africa due to its well-known ability to grow on rocky slopes and banks.


The spleenwort fern's unique sprawling shape adds interest to the shaded garden

 

Its fronds range from bluish or grayish green to medium green and resemble those of other ferns, but the spleenwort fern has a darker, purplish stem. Hardy in Zones 3-8, it grows in a variety of soils, but requires good drainage, and prefers partial sun to full shade. In nature, this fern grows in rocky crevices, so it grows best in slightly acidic soil that contains humus. Easy to maintain, it may reach heights of six inches to a foot. A low-maintenance perennial, this fern adds interest along borders in wooded areas, underneath shade trees, and along shaded pathways. It is also an excellent specimen plant displayed in a container.
The Fern also would make a nice addition to any office of house. This particular fern is native to North America the area east of the Rocky Mountains and South Africa. The plant gets its name from coloring of it's stems and leaf axis and is grows in the spring. This Fern is also used as a garden plant. In addition the plants grows well in a variety of soil types: sandy peat,subacid garden soil, gritty soil, potting mix (with moist to dry conditions).

Scientific Name: Splendour Platyneuron
USDA Climate: Three to Eight
Height: 6 inches to 1 foot 3 inches
Spread:10 inches to 1 foot 3 inches
Soil Type:Acceptable to a variety of soil type-soil must be well drained
Sun Type:Partial Sun (low to high), the plant will grow in full shade as well.

The Spleenwort Fern is easy to maintain once it reaches it maximum growing height. The small plants is known for it's inability to attract insects and does not cause major diseases. The evergreen plant is known to grow on rocky wooded ledges, rocky slopes, mossy banks, and wooded areas. If planters want to add a plant with a unique shape then the Splendidly Fern is your plant, the plant is also famous for its irregular or sprawling shape.
The fern looks like a smaller version of the popular Christmas fern, even though the two are not close relatives. They have a lovely green color that they maintain all year round. These small ferns make good potted plants and grow well in terrariums. For outdoors, they can be used to line the garden or as a ground cover for a sunny spot. The fern loves to grow on rocks as well. The plant is asymmetrical in shape. The stems are a glossy reddish brown in color. The fertile fronds on this type of fern grow straight up, while the non-fertile fronds grow in a horizontal direction. The spores are located on the back of the fronds. To have these beautiful little plants will provide wonderful green accents to the garden. It is important to remember that these small ferns grow to be less than a foot tall so they will get lost in a busy garden with a lot of tall plants.

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