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They can be successfully used as a ground cover in sandy, dry areas where growing grass is difficult. Bracken ferns are also perfect for container gardens, and the plant's leathery fronds are a beautiful addition to flower arrangements. In the fall, the fronds become a lovely golden rust color before winter sets in. This plant ships as a bare root plant and is versatile and easy to maintain.
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Description: - Botanical Name - Bracken Fern - Pteridium aquilinum Hardy Planting Zones - 3-10 Sun or Shade – Sun and Partial Shade Mature Height - 2-4' Mature Width - 18-24" Bloom Season – Spring Gardener Status - Beginner
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    Bracken Ferns - Pteridium aquilinum



    Bracken ferns are common around the world and can be found in gardens and forests in just about every state in the country. This hardy plant can be a popular fern in swampy areas, pine forests and locations where hardwood trees grow as well as in sandy habitats. The bracken fern is a dominant ground cover in pine forests that have been intentionally burned. This large fern is easy to grow and has attractive and delicate fronds. As a mostly deciduous perennial, this fern features hardy fronds on lovely arching stems. These stems grow from lengthy, reaching, hairy rhizomes that spread quickly below the ground surface. The triangular-shaped fronds are about one to three feet long and divided two to four times. Each final segment is about half an inch long. Bracken ferns can reproduce from spores that fall from the foliage and travel easily by wind. It also does well in a variety of soils including moist, dry, sandy or acidic conditions. Bracken ferns are beautiful in home rock gardens and can serve as a simple, fast-growing border for a wooded area. They can be successfully used as a ground cover in sandy, dry areas where growing grass is difficult. Bracken ferns are also perfect for container gardens, and the plant's leathery fronds are a beautiful addition to flower arrangements. In the fall, the fronds become a lovely golden rust color before winter sets in. This plant ships as a bare root plant and is versatile and easy to maintain.

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    1. Cant keep the deer away

      The deer must smell them because they can't stay away! On the bright side it is bringing deer to my yard. on Mar 31st 2017

    2. Bright color

      Small plants but seem to be doing good on Mar 31st 2017

    3. Lovely addition

      I planted it last fall and have awaited its arrival and needless to say I am happy with joy! I will order more. on Mar 31st 2017

    4. Nice plants

      Planted them last fall and so far all have sprouted back up and are doing well. Cant wait to see how much larger they are this year. on Mar 29th 2017

    5. Healthy and growing

      It came shipped in a small bag, the roots were moist and packaged well. That was 3 months ago and it is healthy and growing well now. I cant wait to get more. on Mar 28th 2017

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