Zone 5 fern that can candle a bit of ice melter (salt)?

dirtslinger2(6)July 4, 2012

Are there any specific super tough ferns out there?

I have found deer and sword to be winter hardy but not close to the pathway that gets a bit of salt run off.

Thanks!

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Michaela(z6+ TN)

Any possibility of switching to calcium chloride instead of salt?

I'm in zone 6 (east Tennessee) and I find 'autumn fern' to be quite the vigorous one. It is a Dryopteris sp. and seems to be common in nurseries around here.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 2:44PM
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dirtslinger2(6)

Will try it out, thanks! I think it is the calcium product actually.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 2:07AM
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