Rattlesnake Fern

$5.99

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  • 5
    Rattlesnake Fern

    Posted by Jazmine Roberts on 28th Aug 2019

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

  • 5
    Rattlesnake Fern

    Posted by Brittany Zader on 28th Aug 2019

    This looks amazing around the stumps in my yard.

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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.

Description

Rattlesnake Fern grows amazing in full to partial shade

The rattlesnake fern grows in the wild in parts of the United States, Mexico, Australia, Asia, and the Himalayan Mountains. This low-maintenance fern grows in USDA Zones 3-10 and prefers moist soil with adequate drainage. The only real requirement when growing rattlesnake ferns is full to partial shade. Delicate fern leaves dry out quickly in full sun. 
This fern's pale yellow-green sporangia are shed in late spring. 

Rattlesnake Fern gets its name from its unique spore cases that closely resemble a rattlesnake's tail


This fern is a fast-growing perennial plant that looks beautiful on wooded lots. Many landscapers use it as a ground cover, in garden beds, and to add interest to uneven terrain. Plant the exact number of rattlesnake ferns you need. Unlike other ferns, rattlesnake ferns rarely reproduce. They also won't overtake other plants like some forms of ground cover is known to do. These ferns will wither by the end of fall, but they are a hardy plant that returns every spring.
 

Rattlesnake Ferns have a reputation for thriving in areas where no other plants will grow


Expect rattlesnake ferns to grow as tall as 15 inches, with a 10-inch spread. These deciduous ferns have brightly colored green leaves that are triangular in shape. The leaves of the rattlesnake fern have a lacy appearance and are velvety soft to the touch. The thin leaves of the rattlesnake fern are free from veins, and the stems and leaves are hairless. The rattlesnake fern's brilliant green leaves often transition to a bright yellow color by the end of summer. This is not a sign of disease; it is a normal part of the plant's life cycle. 
Unlike many other popular varieties of ferns, the rattlesnake fern is nontoxic. The rattlesnake fern is said to have medicinal properties, and it has been used to treat dysentery in India.
Rattlesnake Fern