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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 to 9
Bloom Season (if any) – Does not bloom
Bloom Color – N/A
Height at Maturity – 1.5 to 2.0 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Medium moisture loams that are moist, acidic, and rich
Sun or Shade – Partial shade to full sun
Hay-scented ferns (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) have a lovely fragrance like hay when the plant is brushed.
These plants are native to the midwestern and eastern United States in wooded areas and rivers. The fronds are lacy in design and stand erect when fully grown, turning more yellow in the autumn. The fronds reach approximately 30" in length, and plants spread approximately two to three feet.
Hay-scented ferns can be grown in various soil types, including areas with poor soil and rocks. Established plants can be sown in dryer soil.
Hay-scented ferns are ideal for areas with partial or full shade and can tolerate full sun.
The plants are easy to maintain, requiring only moderate maintenance and watering, and are resistant to rabbits.
Individual ferns spread quickly to form colonies that fill in surrounding areas, producing a lush appearance to any garden. The rhizomes may disrupt neighboring plants' development, so these ferns should be planted in isolated regions with plenty of room for growth and spread. Hay scented ferns do not flower. Leaves are very fragrant and have a good fall, so some cleanup may be required in areas where the plants are grown. Insects and diseases are not common with hay-scented ferns. The plants may decline in performance in warmer climates during the last few weeks of the summer.
Hay scented ferns are great additions to areas with trees and add charm to wild-growing gardens and cottage landscaping. They can also be used in wooded areas to fill in places for a more natural look.