New York Fern

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Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Shipping Information

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 – Zones 3-9

Bloom Season – N/A

Bloom Color – N/A

Height at Maturity – 12-24"

Soil Type Preferred – Growth rate best in rich soils.

Sun or Shade – Partial shade to full sun


The New York Fern, or Thelypteris noveboracensis, is a perennial species of plant. 

It has fronds that taper at the top toward the base, creating a triangular shape. The fern is often found growing along forest grounds in wet, boggy areas. It is possible to grow New York Fern in a garden as long as the soil is rich, moist, and mulched.

 The fronds of the fern are bright green in spring and more of golden color in the fall. The fern does not produce flowers or fruit. Keep in mind that the New York Fern is a wandering plant, meaning it can grow into large colonies if not appropriately maintained.

 At full maturity, the New York Fern will reach 24 inches tall and spread 15 inches. When planting the fern, make sure you dig a 16 inches wide hole, 24 inches long, and approximately 1 ½ inches deep. To give the fern a good start, make sure you moisten the soil thoroughly. With proper care, the fern may flourish for roughly eight years.

The fern seems to do well in both sun and shade and looks best in woodland or naturalized gardens. 

The fern often fills the gaps between flowers and offers shelter for various creatures, such as toads. The plant spreads through rhizome division. If the fern's growth becomes too aggressive, the best approach is to reduce and separate.

 Multiplication of the New York Fern tends to be rapid thanks to the plant's shallow roots, which appear black and wiry. With careful planting, care, and overall maintenance, the fern can provide great gap coverage, particularly between spring ephemerals.

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