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Planting Instructions for Diplazium (glade ferns):

Light:  Part shade to full shade Moisture:  Average
Soil:  Humus-rich, moist but well-drained, woodland type soil pH:  Slightly acidic to neutral, but very adaptable
Planting Depth:  1/2" below soil, mulch lightly Spacing:  15 to 18"

Upon arrival:  Unpack box and check that you have everything on your packing list. Diplazium should be just slightly moist but not wet when dormant. Plant everything within two or three days.

Soil/Location:  Plant your ferns in part shade to full shade in loose and airy, humus-rich, moist but well-draining soil. Add compost or peat humus to enrich the soil, if needed. Avoid areas with intense heat or strong winds as this can dry them out too quickly.

Moisture:  Diplazium prefers even moisture but is also fairly drought tolerant.

Spacing:  15 to 18"

Depth:  Plant your ferns with the top of the crown about 1/2" below soil level. After planting mulch lightly to keep them cool and moist.

General Instructions:  Enrich your garden with generous amounts of compost or peat humus. Ferns generally do not need fertilizer and most are fertilizer and chemical sensitive. Plant the roots at the depth listed, then water in once. Your glade ferns will start sprouting as soon as the soil warms and generally won't need much extra water while dormant. Once they have sprouted they enjoy being watered a few times a week or more, allowing the soil to dry only slightly between watering.

Landscape Uses:  Glade ferns work well as a backdrop to shorter plants or can be planted in groups and allowed to naturalize in the woodland garden. Plant them with hostas, spring bulbs, bleeding hearts, Pulmonaria, Kirengeshoma (yellow wax bells), Tricyrtis, and other woodland perennials.

The rhizomes of the glade fern multiply well but are slow spreading, forming a dense colony. You can lift and divide them in spring, as needed, but they are generally not invasive.

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