Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)
Hello all. I'm not usually on this forum, but am starting to plant ferns. So far I have 3 species, including Fiddleheads (Matteucia struthiopteris). I recently bought Deer Fern and wonder if they need to be planted where the deer don't go. In other words, are these ferns a magnet for deer? Will planting them along the paths that deer travel make a salad for the deer and a heartache for me? I have them wintering in the mulch pile until the ground thaws and want them to have the best chance at growing.
Anybody have experience with them? (The fern, not the #$%^$@# deer.)