Ferns forum→Will a trimmed fiddlehead fern grow back?

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orange county, New York State.
sj6x
May 11, 2020 4:49 AM CST
It's May, my fiddle head ferns are up, looking gorgeous. Then a snow storm. temperatures dropped to 30 and now my fiddle head ferns have serious frost damage. If I cut back the damaged fronds, will they grow back this season? They are an important part of my landscaping so I really hope I can get them recovered.
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 11, 2020 3:11 PM CST
Yes, they will recover nicely!
orange county, New York State.
sj6x
May 11, 2020 4:28 PM CST
hostasmore said:Yes, they will recover nicely!


that's good news. should I cut them down to encourage new growth?
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
May 11, 2020 8:09 PM CST
The damaged frond will not recover. They will produce new fronds. I would leave them until the new fronds appear. For appearance you can certainly trim back to eliminate the damaged parts.
orange county, New York State.
sj6x
May 11, 2020 8:22 PM CST
thank you!

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