Zone 6 What Do I Do with My Japanese Painted Fern For The Winter? Do I Cover Them Up, Or Will They Be Just Fine?

Zone 42501 | crestaberry added on November 6, 2019 | Answered

I've grown in containers and in the ground around my home; cut them down and cover them with mulch for the winter, or will they be just fine?Are they evergreen or the perennial?

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Answered on November 6, 2019

They are hardy to zone 4 so they should be fine with just some mulch around them. The ferns will die back and return in spring. They are perennial but not evergreen. Some evergreen ferns for your zone are Christmas fern, Autumn fern 'Brilliance,' and Japanese tassel fern.


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