Fragile Fern


What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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  • 5
    Fragile Fern

    Posted by Patricia Kilgore on 28th Aug 2019

    This looks great in my flower garden.

  • 5
    Fragile Fern

    Posted by Natalie Holligsworth on 28th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

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Shipping Information

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.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

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

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

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.


Fragile Fern is often found in the under carriage of the forest

A sign that can be used when wondering if you are looking at a Fragile fern in nature is to look around and under the greenery for the fallen leaves from the year before. At the base of the stem of the fern, the stem tends to be brittle and will eventually fall off onto the ground. The fern is a native plant.

Fragile Fern is a deciduous perennial plant

The leaves of this plant are yellowish green to green in color. Another name for the fern is brittle bladder fern or Cystopteris fragilis. The happiest place for a Fragile fern to call home would have a lot of shade and soil that is very moist. Each leaf on a Fragile fern is made up of many smaller leaves. The leaves taper from the tip of the leaf to the bottom of the leaf.

Fragile Fern's veins go to the end of the leaf blade all the way from the stem.

Each blade on each leaf measure as much as 30 cm to as little as 5 cm. The stalks on this plant are found to be hairless. There are kidney-shaped circular sori located on the fern. Below the ground is where you will find this plant growing in a rhizome way. The Fragile fern's fronds happen to bear spores. These spores can be compared to those of the sterile fronds.

States that you can find this plant growing to its best ability include Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut. In these states, you can see the fern growing in terrestrial areas in rocky slopes and talus. Out of all of the Cystopteris species, the fern is the one most likely to be found in latitudes and elevations that are the highest. 

Fragile Fern Ships As Bare Root