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Sword Fern

$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (6)

  • 3
    My mistake

    Posted by Anise on 29th Mar 2017

    My mistake I planted it in the sun, too much sun equals dead fern...:( will place another order

  • 5
    Need more

    Posted by Queen Latifa on 29th Mar 2017

    Only problem is I need more ferns! Not enough of them for my large area. One's received was nice!

  • 5
    WESTERN SWORD FERNS

    Posted by Alan on 27th Feb 2017

    Ferns arrived quickly, so pleased with that. I have planted them as of Feb 23, 3 in pots, 3 in ground. As they haven't had time to sprout , I can't give much of a review yet. If you are interested in their success, I will give a review later. Thanks

  • 5
    Great customer service

    Posted by Karri Beck, Nc on 21st Nov 2016

    Customer service is excellent and it came both packaged nicely and shipped fast

  • 4
    Nicely

    Posted by Bryce on 10th May 2016

    The plants came quickly and in good shape. I've since planted them and they are all growing nicely!

  • 4
    Think needs more time

    Posted by CK on 5th May 2016

    this looks weedy next to my other plants and its already dying. Will give it more time

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Shipping Information

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

Sword Fern - Polystychum munitum 


The sword fern, also known as Polystichum munitum, is one of the most plentiful ferns native to North America. The sword fern is typically found growing in moist wooded areas. Sword ferns are also a favorite plant to grow around the home. Sword ferns are generally easy to grow and care for. The sword fern is a ground covering plant that is lush and bright green in appearance. Sword ferns get their name from their sword-shaped fronds. The sword fern begins to grow in the early spring and mature to size from four to six feet in length. Sword ferns grow in the United States Department of Agriculture zones three through eight. The sword fern can tolerate hot weather and thrive in dry soil. A sword fern in its mature state can grow 75 to 100 fronds that are leathery in appearance. Sword ferns grow best in shady and moist environments. The sword fern can adapt and thrive in several different soil conditions, but require adequate drainage. Sword ferns are also able to tolerate full sun if they are given sufficient levels of water. The sword fern is easily transplanted into gardens. Planting of sword ferns should take place in the early spring. 

Sword Ferns grow in a clump form at the base, and the long fronds grow from the base and do not spread from the roots of the plant

The hole for planting a sword fern should be double the size of the root. The soil should be prepared for planting sword ferns by mixing organic matter and compost in with the ground. After the sword fern is planted, it is straightforward to care for. The sword fern is resistant to droughts and does not require large amounts of water if they are given adequate shade. The sword fern will continue to grow through the winter months and should be trimmed in spring. Sword ferns can be divided and transplanted to other areas around the garden in the spring.

 

Sword Ferns grow to become very hardy and can survive some harsh weather conditions.

 

         

Sword Fern 

 

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