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Boston Fern

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$65.99
  • Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 1 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 1 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 10 - 12

The Boston Fern is easy to maintain and can work as a standalone statement plant or the perfect complement to a mixed planting. The Nephrolepis exaltata features long, arching fronds. Symmetrical leaflets are broad at the base and become progressively more narrow near the tip. The finely serrated edges provide additional texture. The bright green hue is vibrant and adds to the lush appeal of this fern.

This fern spreads gradually by underground runners called stolons to fill in an area. The upright, arching fronds add texture and bold color to a space. Use the Boston Fern in a mixed bed or create a lovely mass planting. Ferns work as fillers in containers, and the Boston Fern is spectacular in a hanging basket. Feature it in hanging baskets along a covered porch for a classic look, or include this fern in a mixed container for some lush greenery.

Boston Fern Care

Select a planting location in full to partial shade for a Boston Fern. Morning sun and afternoon shade provide the ideal sunlight conditions. This plant is not particular about soil as long as it is moist and well-drained. Keep the soil consistently damp, although this fern can handle dry conditions on occasion. Apply a balanced fertilizer every four to six weeks.

Landscape plants can be divided every few years as needed. The transplants recover the quickest when plants are divided in the spring or early summer. The Boston Fern grows as a perennial in zones 9 through 11. This fern is found as an annual in other areas, but can be grown as a houseplant during the winter.

Boston Fern Spacing

Boston Ferns reach 1 to 3 feet tall and wide. Space ferns 1 to 3 feet apart to create a dense planting. Grow one fern in a 12-inch wide container.

Boston Fern Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 12
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Sun (5 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 1 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 1 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 1 - 3 Feet
Habit: Clumping
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Boston Fern
Other Name(s): Boston sword fern, Wild Boston fern, Boston blue bell fern, Tuber ladder fern, Fishbone fern
Scientific Name: Nephrolepis exaltata
SKU:
123PLA1650-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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