can i split a fern?

just1morehosta(5)January 28, 2008

Hello, I am new to this forum,I have a question about a fern I have,the name is.'Athyrium Frizelliae'Last fall I bought this fern and just fell in love with it, I have managed to keep it alive and healthy all winter,my question is this, can I cut it apart like you would a hosta?I would like very much to get a couple of more plants from this one,Is this possiable,and at what time of the year Is the best time to do this?Thank you,Just1more

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esh_ga

Yes, you can. If you look closely at the base, does it seem to have one than one "clump" of stems? If so, that's a natural place to divide it. Not so different from hostas, I think. But I would only do it if there seems to be a natural pair (or more) of groups.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 7:00PM
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waplummer(Z5 NY)

I agree with the above recommendation. Athyrium ferns are easy to divide compared with Osmundas.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 9:27PM
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