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May 20, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Hi today I got an Autumn fern. I was wondering if I could grow it in a container so I could have some control over watering. In Summer it can be very hot (100+) and dry. Also what size container would I need? Thanks.
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May 20, 2015 7:56 PM CST
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
yes, it should do well in a container. we have a huge western sword fern in a giant container and it does great every year! size of container? depends on how big the root ball is. a 12-14 inch pot should do nicely.
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May 20, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Thanks Jason. The fern is in a six inch pot so it's a small plant right now. Thumbs up
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May 21, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Just be prepared for it to be a rather large fern in a couple of years!
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May 21, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Thanks for telling me that Larry. I'll keep an eye on it. Is it a fast spreading fern?
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May 21, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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No, it is not a fast spreading fern for me, it is a clumping type fern.
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These Southern Wood Ferns are fast spreading. They tend to multiply instead of forming a clump.
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May 21, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Darn, I was hoping it would spread. Hilarious!
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May 21, 2015 4:05 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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You still can divide it and plant the divisions, I just have never divided mine.
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May 21, 2015 4:09 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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That's true. Thumbs up I guess it's also good it's a clumper with it being in a pot.
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