Ferns forum: Turkey Tail Fern...aka Petticoat Fern

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Name: Suga
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Suga
Mar 12, 2015 8:18 AM CST


A piece of this fern was given to me 40 years ago, and I have shared it many times. Good thing because at one point I lost mine. I don't ever see this fern in any stores or nurseries anywhere, but maybe I am just looking in the wrong spot. I thought I would share this beauty with you all. It fans out at the ends like a turkey tail!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Mar 12, 2015 9:32 AM CST
Lovely fern! Thanks for sharing! Have you added it to the data base?
Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 12, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I agree! That is a lovely fern! Heh, but if it grows in your area, I'm probably out of luck.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 12, 2015 1:17 PM CST
I see that it is listed as an evergreen, does it stay just a little green or does all its foliage stay green all year long?
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Wow, great growing Suga ... that really is a beautiful fern! Petticoat Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Petticoat' wasn't listed in the database so I've submitted a proposal for the entry and your photo can be moved over once it's been approved.
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Mar 19, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Thank everyone I didn't write that it was an ever green, that's what the database said, and yes I did add it. For me, if I leave it outside it will die back, but as long as I cover it up good with pine straw it will come back. But I always dig up several good size pieces, that stay green all winter inside, just to make sure I don't loose it......just in case. Thank You!

Dahinnat
Dec 7, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I would like to buy a couple of the Petticoat Ferns for my wife for Christmas. Any idea where they can be procured??

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Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
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Kathy547
Dec 26, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Adding to my want list!!!!
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Dec 27, 2015 7:19 PM CST
It really is a beautiful Fern !! Thumbs up
Name: woofie
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woofie
Dec 28, 2015 10:35 AM CST
They do appear to be hard to find. I did quite a bit of looking in an attempt to help Dahinat, but I could not find a source. Has anyone else had any luck?
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Wtk59
Mar 25, 2016 10:27 AM CST
I live in Bishopville sc. I get them at the farmers market in Florence. Check with a local nursery, they might be able to order the plugs for you to begin your own.

iceewisdom
Jun 5, 2016 2:28 AM CST
Hey does anyone know how to get one of these ferns they are my favorites I cannot find one and I really want one I live in CO so they are not easily found you can message me iceeaussies@gmail.com
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 5, 2016 11:52 AM CST
@iceewisdom It's not a good idea to post your email address on a public forum. Anyone with information can Tree-Mail you privately here. You might want to edit out that email address.
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