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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.
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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
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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.
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Giant Ostrich Fern
Hardy Planting Zone - 3-9
Bloom Season - Non-flowering
Bloom Color - n/a
Height at Maturity - 3-6ft
Soil Type Preferred - Fertile, moist soil
Sun or Shade - Full shade, tolerates partial sunlight
Plant Description -
The giant ostrich fern's large, majestic fronds are its most unique characteristic.
Named for their resemblance to an ostrich feather, the fronds unfurl from tight fiddleheads to reveal lush, filly plumes.
This fern will require ample moisture, full shade to partial sun, and rich soil.
Deer tend to prefer tastier plants, meaning they will avoid giant ostrich ferns.
Smaller ostrich ferns thrive in a large planter or container on a deck or balcony, provided they are not in full sunlight.
Giant ostrich ferns are perennials, so they can be expected to grow in lawns or gardens year after year. Their hardiness makes them ideal for difficult-to-plant regions, including those receiving frost and snow in the winter.
This fern produces a new set of new fronds, called crowns, each year surrounding the previous year's growth. This means that the fern will consistently grow in size year after year. Once the fern reaches its desired size, it can be easily divided by splitting the root ball and replanting each half.
If you're a fan of edible foliage, the giant ostrich fern's young leaves, called fiddleheads, are considered a delicacy and can be cooked or steamed. Try them in a recipe as a replacement for other bitter greens like swiss chard.
The giant ostrich fern can be expected to grow to between 3 and 6 feet with lush, green fronds. They make an ideal backdrop for annual flowering plants and are large enough to be used to delineate different sections of a landscape. Fern fronds can also provide lush green color and texture to cut flower bouquets and arrangements.