Propagating Maidenhair fern

donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)July 10, 2007

I bought a Southern Maidenhair fern from Plant Delights Nursery two years ago with great trepidation because every maidenhair I had ever ordered died in short order. I guess the type you order matters , because it is going gangbusters! I would dearly love to propagate it so I can have more, but know absolutely nothing about such things. Am I asking for something really really hard? Is there a book called "Fern Propagation for Dummies"? Anyway, your advice will be deeply appreciated. (I know that ferns reproduce by spores, but don't think I would recognize one, so I need really specific instructions!)

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Here's an article from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, that is an excerpt from Judith Jones' book on the subject of Fern propagation.
Judith owns a nursery( in Gold Bar, WA that specializes in hardy ferns and is a recognized expert in the field.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Ferns

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 5:34PM
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