Australian Sword Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberly Queen')

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Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets


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Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Jul 25, 2013 2:08 PM

Hardy to Zone 9a, the mature height is 36." Likes a mildly acidic to neutral soil. From northwestern Australia, Kimberly Queen is a tall upright fern with narrow dark green fronds. It prefers light to partial shade and regular watering. If mulched well and kept somewhat dryer, this fern will survive most winters in Austin, TX (Zone 8b).

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