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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
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.