Pruning/Cutting Autumn Ferns

Q: My landscape guys asked me if it would be OK to prune our beautiful autumn ferns. When I came home they had cut the ferns to the ground! Will they grow back?

A: The ferns will be fine. Autumn fern is a terrific evergreen plant. Old fronds die each year but new ones constantly take their place. New fern fronds may slowly emerge from your plants during warm winter weather but they will be large by summer.

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