New zealand's national emblem, the distinctive silver fern, adds an authentic 'pacifica' flavour to any garden. Plant silver fern as an accent or vertical element in a shady spot.
when to sow
spring & autumn.
fill a seed tray with yates black magic(r) seed raising mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Spread ponga spores evenly over mix and press firmly to make good contact with soil. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet).
once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers.
sift a very fine layer of peat over spores and cover tray with plastic to increase humidity. Apply yates blitzem(r) to protect young seedlings from slugs and snails.