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Bad boy fern?

Posted by purpleinopp 8b AL (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 27, 14 at 12:10

This fern seems to be spreading in an unappealing way. ID, and/or thoughts about its' intentions appreciated! TIA!


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Front of leaf.


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Back of leaf.


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Ostrich fern? It's the only fern(s) I have and like the proverbial saying goes if you only have a hammer everything looks like a nail. Ostrich is a prolific spreader and will crop up in unexpected places. I rather like them, but will dig them up to thin.


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This looks like it wants to spread through the whole bed.


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TY, that last pic took literally like 10 minutes to upload, while you were posting. If you have a fern that spreads, that's all I need to know. This may not be the same thing, but it's got to go.


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Dig deep - all the little "fernlings" see to be connected to the big one and just digging the crowns won't do it.

Luckily, I have a spot where they've been allowed to do their thing - by the time they start their die back, they're 4 feet tall. Quite lovely in a prehistoric sort of way.


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TYVM! I'm definitely evicting this plant.


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Lovely. It´s a Phegopteris hexagonoptera.

Rgds


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Always glad to get a name from someone who knows. Looked it up and found, too, that it grows from a "creeping rootstock" and that it can/might/will gradually fill in a garden spot. (Wiki)


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Would love to have such a beautiful fern in my garden! It's too bad you don't want it in yours....


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That isn't Phegopteris hexagonoptera


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I have an invasive fern, its great in pots. None of my friends ever has to buy their spikes.


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Definitely NOT ostrich fern, as that fern does not produce sporangia on the underside of the leaves but sends up a separate fertile stalk.


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