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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.
|Ships Year Round|
Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9
Bloom Season - none
Bloom Color - none
Height at Maturity – 3 to 4 inches
Soil Type Preferred- high-moisture, low pH
Sun or Shade – partial shade
Ground fern moss is a fast-growing evergreen ground cover that is low to the ground.
If growing conditions are right, fern moss can double in surface area in less than a year but stays 3 to 4 inches high. It is a very versatile plant that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. It thrives in a variety of soil types and can also grow on stone, concrete, or wood. It is very adaptable when provided with adequate moisture. Fern moss can cover bare batches in lawns where grass will not grow well, such as under trees.
Ground fern moss can provide ground insulation and absorb water up to twenty times its weight
Once established the moss can endure some periods of drought. Leaves grow quickly and are usually dark yellow to dark green. They have either two or three collections of leaflets on the side of the stem. While very versatile, the ideal environment for this moss will be partial shade, have a moderate to high-moisture content soil with a low pH. It gets its name from its fernlike branches. It has curved, cylindrical spores that mature in late summer or early autumn.
Ground fern moss is ideal for planting on walkways or paths, between cobblestones or bricks, or as a background for topiary plants. Very few animals eat moss, because it doesn’t have many nutrients, but they will nibble it because it retains moisture. Animals also use moss as lining for their nests and bedding because it is soft. Because of its high moisture content, it also provides a valuable home for many types of invertebrates and concealment for ground-dwelling amphibians and reptiles.