Has anyone experienced stunted fiddleheads? I have a western sword and an autumn fern (new growth is copper colored) that both produced normal fiddleheads but after unfurling about halfway, they just stopped, leaving half of a leaf. The frond looks normal up to the point the where the tip withered away.
Could it be a drainage problem? Adding to the puzzle is that right next to the stunted sword fern is another sword which opened up perfectly this year.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.