February 3, 2011
I live 25 miles east of Eugene, Oregon and have many sword ferns in my yard. I’d like to move them to other locations in the yard. When is it best to move these plants, and is there anything special I need to know about the process?
February 11, 2011
Sword ferns can be moved almost anytime of year but it's not recommended in the heat of summer. Sring and fall being the best.
Suggestions when transplanting~
The root balls can hold a LOT of soil and can be very heavy! If needed, they can be divided.
Do not plant them deeper than they were, as they are shallow rooting.
Sword ferns make great companion plants to other evergreen shrubs such as Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel.
Other than that, they are easy plants to care of~