Foxtail Ferns
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Foxtail ferns

Zone Dexter, MI 48130 | heykate added on December 6, 2017 | Answered

My foxtail fern leaves(s) have all yellowed as colder weather has set in. I live in southeastern Michigan. Instructions seem to be to cut back yellowed parts, but in this case it would be the entire plant. Is it dead? Thank you. Kate

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 7, 2017

Yes, your plant is dying for the winter. This can only be grown in tropical zones as a perennial. In your area it will be an annual. You will have to replant every year, or keep it as a houseplant. Here is an article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/asparagus-fern/foxtail-asparagus-ferns.htm

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