This is one of the three parts that were transplanted. You see that it's still quite green, but has fallen over. No new growth yet.
How can I make sure these ferns grow well?
Last fall I divided one large fiddlehead fern into four plants and moved three parts of it to another location in my yard. The three I moved are doing sorta OK and even though I propped them up over the winter by putting tomato cages around them, they're falling over now. The three that were moved haven't formed new growth yet, but the part of the large original fern HAS formed new growth but the old green parts have fallen over. Question: On the one that's formed new growth, should I cut off the green parts that are lying on the ground? And what about the others? Should I cut them all back? And if so, how short should I cut them?
This one was also transplanted and has fallen over. No new growth yet but still has green from the fall -- upper right hand corner.
The last of the transplanted ones. Not a lot of green, but some is still there but like the others, nearly everything is lying on the ground.
This is what was left from the original fern. The brown parts are the new grown and you see the old parts are still green but lying on the ground. The red in the background is part of an azalea.