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Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Boston Fern

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Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2008-06-23
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: Early spring

Photo by Forest and Kim Starr

Date: 2016-09-14

Date: 2012-11-28

Date: 2012-11-28

Date: 2012-11-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-09-19
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