“Grow to Order” Fern Plug Program

NATS Nursery’s Fern Plug Program is now a “Grow to Order” program. This means that orders for fern starter plants must be placed in advance, and we will grow the plants for your order.

NATS ferns are grown from spore. This growing process creates more hardy and genetic diverse plants. Growing from spore takes time and special environmentally controlled conditions for the best fern product outcome. For this reason we have changed our production schedule for our ferns from being offered year-round, to being produced once or twice per calendar year.

Depending on the species, fresh fern plugs will be ready in the Spring or Summer of each year. Ferns can be ordered in 72P or 50P sizes. The deadline for ordering these fresh fern plugs will be February 28th every year.

We appreciate your understanding and hope you will join us in facilitating this change in our production schedule and availability!

Fern species we offer:

  • Adiantum aleuticum, Maidenhair Fern
  • Athyrium filix-femina, Lady Fern
  • Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’, Japanese Painted Fern
  • Blechnum spicant, Deer Fern
  • Dryopteris erythrosora, Autumn Fern
  • Dryopteris expansa, Spiny Wood Fern
  • Dryopteris filix-mas, Male Fern
  • Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Oak Fern
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern
  • Osmunda cinnamomea, Cinnamon Fern
  • Polypodium glycyrrhiza, Licorice Fern
  • Polypodium scouleri, Leathery Polypody
  • Polystichum munitum, Sword Fern
  • Polystichum neolobatum, Long-eared Holly Fern
  • Polystichum polyblepharum, Tassle Fern
  • Polystichum setiferum ‘Divisilobum’, Soft Shield Fern (from plantlets)
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