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Walking Fern

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$6.49
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Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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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.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

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

 Walking Ferns are hardy and ground cover ferns

Walking fern, also known as asplenium rhizophyllum, is a perennial fern. The walking fern grows best in humid conditions with light to plentiful shade. This fern also prefers a rocky and thin soil. The walking fern must be planted in a location with shelter that provides protection from wind. It grows naturally on cliffs, particularly in crevices or ledges with shade and also grows naturally on mossy rocks, overhanging rocks near streams, fallen tree trunks, limestone ravines, and sandstone ravines. It is easily identifiable due to the fact that it does not look any other type of fern. It is a small group of low leaves that are simple in appearance. The leaves of the plant are smooth and dark to medium green in appearance. The leaves are narrow, long, undivided, and may curve back and root into the ground and grows naturally in tufts and is usually surrounded by child plants. The younger plants are seen lying flat and older plants are arching in appearance. The lower part of the walking fern leaf is light green. At the base of the plant the leaves are brown. The walking fern's infertile and fertile leaves look similar, but fertile leaves are typically longer than infertile leaves. It is able to reproduce through vegetation. The tips of leaves are able to root into the ground, which then produces a new group of leaves that surround the mothering plant. This allows the plant to grow in colonies and often are seen in groups in nature. It is native to both North America and East Asia and it is native to the Ozarks and Appalachian Mountains.

This uniquely named fern is quite different from other ferns. Its long, tapering fronds allow for the plant to create new sprouts along the ground that grow into more fronds creating a "walking" effect, hence its given name. Moreover, its leaves can reach up to 14 inches in length, making for a long and exquisite plant. During its growth cycle, the fern can achieve various shades of green. This lovely fern is quite easy to grow and maintain. It thrives in rocky, shaded areas and pairs perfectly with a variety of other plants or flowers that may happen to be in your garden. It is native to North America. Wild specimens are found all over the country, thriving in state and national parks. This plant is ideal for anyone wishing to create a natural look in their garden, or for those concerned about supporting the ecosystem by planting native species. It grows close to the ground in moist, shady areas. The dark green leaves sprout in clusters from a single parent plant. Charmingly, these clusters often resemble a green starfish. New leaves sprout from the leaf tips, making the plant appear to "walk" along the ground as it grows - hence the name walking fern. Several generations will grow from one parent stem, making this a low-maintenance garden plant. Walking fern also does well as a houseplant.

Walking Fern - Asplenium rhizophyllum. The walking fern is a perennial fern with evergreen leaves. Its most distinctive feature are its narrow, triangular leaves, which have long, pointed ends

 

When the ends of the leaves touch the ground, the plant can grow new roots. As the fern spreads along the ground, it appears like it's walking. Walking ferns grown between one and six inches in height. They thrive in shady areas and are naturally found deep in the woods. They often grow on moss-covered boulders or rocky hillsides. As a garden plant, it is generally low maintenance and requires a moderate amount of water.

 

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