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MAJOR CHANGE …FERNS CAN NOW BE ORDERED SINGLY

 POPULAR, MAINE GROWN NATIVE FERNS, SINCE 1985

OUR FERNS ARE A BARGAIN

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YOU CAN NOW ORDER FERNS BY THE EACH

 ORDER NOW BEFORE WEATHER GETS WARM

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WHY GROW FERNS? These are some of the easiest and prettiest plants you can grow. While native to woodland conditions usualy they really don’t need that and some can take a fair amount of sun. You don’t need a wooded setting for most & many thrive in average garden soil. Another reason to grow them: due to habitat destruction ferns and other natives do not grow in abundance as they once did. It’s a fact nature has been changed by man, plants no longer spread as they once did & planting them helps nature distribute them. Sadly development won’t stop.
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SIZE AND HARDINESS Most are equal to what you’d buy in half gal. or gal. pots elsewhere for 2-4 times our price. They are not tiny plugs other firm sell. All are hardy zones 4-7 unless noted. Some are naturally smaller like Ebony Spleenwort.
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JUMBO Sizes at 30% more are available for most, just indicate if wanted.
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SHIPPING 15% FOR ORDERS UNDER $250. MINIMUM  SHIP AMOUNT IS $6.
SHIPPING 10% FOR ORDERS OVER $250 FREE SHIP FOR ORDERS OVER $600
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HOW YOU SAVE
We grow them in flats or beds, healthier for them than being in pots. Just before shipping they are removed carefully when dormant, soil shaken off and put into bags …they never dry out. On arrival, if your ground, is thawed, even if it’s cold you can plant …planting and storing info is sent with the order. Many must be sent early before weather warms, do not panic, they can be kept in the fridge for weeks or outside in a shaded spot under leaves. We begin shipping to mild areas in Feb and continue into May. By not paying for dirt you save a large amount and the plants are just as healthy if not more so.
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ORDER BY EMAILING US BACK  Our email is  easternplant@juno.com  
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>WE ARE ALLOWING SINGLE PURCHASES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!<
For larger amounts: 5 to 9 at 5 rate, 10 to 29 at 10 rate, 30-59 at 30 rate
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IF YOU NEED LARGE QUANTITIES CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL PRICING
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FERNS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING….ORDER NOW.
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MAIDENHAIR FERN  Adiantum pedantum
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A graceful fern your grandma may have admired, now hard to find yet easy to grow. Delicate compound leaves are arranged in fanciful whorls and quiver in the slightest breeze. The wiry shoots are fascinating to watch as they rise up and uncoil. Stems are black giving the whole plant more contrast. It’s fine texture and bright green color is admired by all. Grows to 15 inches high, can form thick patches once established. Give it afternoon shade and damp soil, not for dry spots. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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EBONY SPLEENWORT FERN  Asplenium platyneuron
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Charming in its dwarf stature, this petite little one is ideal in rock crevices, stone walls and near paths or tucked in any tight space for accent. Small, irregular deep green fronds are only 1-2 inches wide and from 4 to 11 inches long. It has a pre-historic look with an upright but arching, graceful pattern. Perky little new fronds rise all summer. Semi evergreen, it looks great til winter when it flattens out. Best in gritty to average, well drained but damp soil. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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LEATHERWOOD FERN  Dryopteris marginalis
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Very vigorous & evergreen, with sturdy fronds used in the floral trade. In nature it is usually found in shady nooks & rocky hillsides throughout the Eastern United States, yet it is adaptable to ½ sun too & any average soil. It grows to 2 feet or more under perfect conditions, slowly forming bold expanding clumps with very dark green,thick fronds having a more macho appearance than the frilly types. It is very drought tolerant when it has established; we have clients report back that it does well in very sandy soil. Leatherwood Fern is also called Marginal Shield fern. Their sturdy fronds endure winter, even when they’re weighted with snow, then the new fronds emerge in Spring. A REAL TOUGHY, with a strong yet graceful look and tolerant of neglect. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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TOOTHED WOOD FERN  Dryopteris spinulosa
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Florist will often use the colorful species in arrangements do to it’s heavy textured, partly evergreen fronds that get from 24-30+ inches depending on conditions. They are finely cut, very frilly & lacy composed of hundreds of leaflets, spraying up in graceful symmetrical whirls in a bold, bright green color. While very frilly, it is also quite tough and does great in rich, damp soil, yet does tolerate drier conditions and clay too. Here is a historical Toothed Wood fern tidbit from 1922; “Horticulture reports (28 million) Toothed wood fern leaves were shipped from Bennington, Vermont to florists & nearly $100,000 in fern labor wages were paid.” That is a lot of fern fronds! EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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GOLDIE FERN  Dryopteris goldiana
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Goldie Fern becomes a massive specimen, 3-5 feet tall, somewhat like Ostrich Ferns but more cascading with a deeper color. Their fronds tips are slightly shaded with a golden green, hence the name. Their emerging fronds have a fascinating exotic hairy/fuzzy like coating, resembling tan tarantula legs! Close inspection reveals an interesting striped brown pattern. They’re the most shaggily clad of all the hardy ferns. The covering is composed of transparent, white & brown elongated scales, giving a “tiger stripe” effect. The stems do a back flip after poking up, then they right themselves after a day or two. “Tooth’s” on Goldie are a bit larger than the Cinnamon fern frond. Goldie Ferns are also called Giant Wood Ferns. Their fronds last into late fall before going dormant. Easy to please in light shade. They love woodsy soil, but will do fine in most all conditions. EACH $6.95  5 FOR $27 10 FOR $49 30 FOR $142
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SENSITIVE FERN  Onoclea sensibilis
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This fast grower tolerates wet or dry soil, including clay. Blunt lobed, bright green leaves grow 2 feet tall in damp soil, (Less in dry soil). They’re bolder than most ferns. It is called Sensitive fern as it goes to “sleep” for the winter with the first fall frost, making it a great natural thermometer! Don’t be fooled though, it is tough and resilient. Interesting dark “sporing fronds” rise from the ground in summer, after foliage is mature. They’re perfect for problem areas where little grows and they also cover that area fast & elegantly. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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HAYSCENTED FERN  Dennstaedtia punctiloba
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This fine textured fern has bright green color all season. Its lacy character blends with anything and is fast growing, liking average to damp soil and some shade. A medium grower to 15 inches it can make a great groundcover and its crushed fronds do have a hay-like scent. Golden fall color is a bonus. Competes well with shallow rooted trees. EACH $4.50  5 FOR $17 10 FOR $32 30 FOR $92 60 FOR $179
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POLYPODY FERN (Rock fern)  Polypodium virginianum
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Known as Rock fern as they grow on rocks/graniteledges/trees/tree stumps and resemble a small Christmas fern in form, it is also evergreen. Old stands of them are amazing, they form huge sheets, many feet across usually on large rock surfaces. It loves duffy, woodsy soil as they grow out of old dead logs and tree stumps making an impressive display! Some people call this the Resurrection Fern, because it can completely dry out, look dead, then green right back up after a rainstorm! Zones 3-6 EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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CHRISTMAS FERN  Polystichum acrostichoides
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So adaptable and evergreen, a tough favorite in any soil, even clay. Dark, waxy green bold leathery fronds are from 12 to 20 inches long in slowly expanding rounded clumps. It’s a superb filler in any area from shade to ½ sun. Colorful fronds stay green in winter, flattening down, carpeting the ground. Perfect near streams and hilly spots it looks at home in any planting and resembles the Boston Fern houseplant but is fully hardy zone 3-8. Handsome, cost effective and indestructible. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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CINNAMON FERN  Osmunda cinnamomea
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Big and bold, this grows to 3-4 feet in favorable wet areas. Unfurling fronds have an appealing, rich wooly coating. Its also a great landscape plant. I’ve seen old Cape Cod homes surrounded by nothing more than Cinnamon ferns and daylilies as a perfect show. Shimmering, rusty colored poring fronds, called fertile fronds have a pretty, cinnamon stick like appearance for many weeks. The fuzzy root masses are interesting too. In fall, the fronds turn a bright gold. It spreads slowly forming impressive colonies and if wet can take a lot of sun. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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ROYAL FERN  Osmunda regalis
Unlike other ferns this has distinctive vertical stems and oblong, compound foliage making a dense, slowly expanding clump to 4 feet tall. It really is regal, almost appearing as an exotic shrub. Royal fern is happy in damp to very wet soil and tolerates sun if wet. Attractive cinnamon colored sporing fronds rise from the center for a second show. Emerging fronds have beautiful wine red colors. On older plants the rootstocks rise above the ground as another show. EACH $4.95  5 FOR $18 10 FOR $34 30 FOR $98 60 FOR $189
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OSTRICH FERN  Matteucia struthiopteris
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Ostrich is a big, bold grower that does well in half sun to full shade. The fronds can grow to 4-5 feet in very wet areas, 3-4 feet in more average soil. The emerging fronds, called croziers are gorgeous too. (and are the fiddleheads often sold for eating) It spreads fairly fast …and is very impressive in a big colony. EACH $5.50  5 FOR $20 10 FOR $38 30 FOR $109 60 FOR $199
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BRACKEN FERN Pteridium aquilinum
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A tall growing fern that can survive sunny and dry areas. A single stalk rises to 3 feet topped by dissected display of fronds. Can grow where no other fern will. Zones 3-7 from gallon pots $8.95 each 3 for $24