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- Easy care
- Clumping ground cover
- Ideal for hanging baskets
About This Plant
Up to 24 inches
Up to 48 inches
Foundation, Groundcover, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent
Attractive Foliage Texture
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionThrives in enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid harsh, hot afternoon sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates mild drought. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded stems. Tolerates mild frost.Pruning time: fall
Effort of Care
Enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soils
This plant will do best if given partial shade to partial sun in your yard.
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Disease and Pests
Root rot is common with the foxtail fern
USDA Hardiness Zone