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if you can grow fern, can you grow hosta in the same place

6 years ago

I have a fairy dim area in the yard that's been vacant for a while. There isn't a lot of light under the shadow of a maple tree. The soil isn't all that great. I tried to improve things by adding in compost.

A few years ago, I planted a ostrich fern. Under idea condition, ostrich fern can grow to 3-4 feet tall, but in this case, the fern only grows to about a foot. This year, I notice it was starting to spread. A second ostrich fern has appeared.

If an ostrich fern works in this spot, can I grow hosta there, too?


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