stunted fiddleheads

pmalishkaMay 30, 2005

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.


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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Possibly voles have severed roots of some plants. Have you noticed any 'raised tunnels' in the vicinity?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2005 at 4:05PM
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