Ferns forum: Relocating Ferns

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Sep 28, 2014 2:23 PM CST
When do you think is the best time to relocate your ferns?

Some say Spring and some say Fall.

I am going to relocate some Ostrich ferns. If anyone have this fern you know they grow like weeds so if they do not survive It will not be a big deal. I will have plenty more because they multiply so fast.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Sep 28, 2014 9:05 PM CST
I have not had much luck here getting them to grow. I bought several and only have one still barely hanging in there, it was called a Tennessee Ostrich fern I believe.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
Apr 15, 2015 4:44 AM CST
here in seattle the western sword fern grows like a weed. for me I would transplant them in early spring. but that's just me.
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Oct 23, 2016 3:00 PM CST
riverman123 said:here in seattle the western sword fern grows like a weed. for me I would transplant them in early spring. but that's just me.


Is there a difference between the western sword fern and just regular sword fern? I want to plant some of the western types after I saw them growing big and healthy-looking at my wife's workplace.

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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 24, 2016 12:12 AM CST
Cinta, I dug around on line a bit. A few sites recommended spring for transplanting, but more often than that It sounds like this fern tolerates moving with ease.

Smiling My little plants are doing well, a little growth and I will send a pic. Thumbs up Thumbs up

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nikon12
Nov 29, 2016 9:54 AM CST

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I don't know more about it.

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