We've paired our popular Emerald Isle Hostas with the native Lady Fern, Athyrium filix-femina. They make a stunning starter garden for shade and will be drought tolerant once established. Each collection includes 4 varieties of Hosta, 5 plants of each; plus 6 Lady Ferns. 26 bareroot plants total, labeled. They will cover approximately 66 sq ft.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Kelly C. from Overland Park, Kansas
I really didn't know what to think when these bareroot plants arrived. They looked so fragile; just like something I could ruin on accident. But only 3 days after I planted them, I had leaves and substantial growth! On every single plant! Now, 6 days later, everything is flourishing and beautiful and prolific. I'm stunned by how easy it turned out to be and how well the plants are doing. I would absolutely recommend these plants and this collection!
Mmacd from Dover, de
I planted these the week before Sandy hit. We didn't get hammered as bad as New Jersey, but we did get about 20 in of rain. I was sure they were washed away.
They came up this spring, and I didn't lose one single plant. Not one. They're planted along the side of the house, where its almost always shaded, and where I've had a horrible time getting anything to grow.
There were so many plants I did the side of the house and an area under a huge lilac that has also been a problem for me. Those are also doing well.
You really can't go wrong with this collection.
Lady Fern (Athyrium felix-femina): For initial planting of bareroot Ferns, lay the plants with buds and old fronds facing up in a shallow hole and cover with an inch of soil. Ferns are notoriously slow to send up new growth after planting, but good things come to those who wait.
Hostas: With a trowel, dig the planting holes and set the roots in them. Hold the buds (the pointed growing tips) 1 inch below the surface of the soil. then push soil back into the holes to cover the roots, firm the soil, and water thoroughly.