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

Posted by dirtslinger2 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 4, 12 at 10:19

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.

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

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.

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

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

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