Boston Fern

Boston Fern


Boston Fern Worth growing for beautiful foliage alone. Dependable color and texture looks great all season. Easy to grow and very rewarding.


  • Beautiful in shady borders and woodland gardens.
  • Looks great grown in containers and hanging baskets.

Bloom Time: Grown for foliage

Plant Light: Partial Shade

  • Partial Shade loving plants prefer 3-6 hours of morning or late afternoon sun.

Plant Feed: Apply water soluble fertilizer every two weeks, or slow release fertilizer at start of season.

  • Too much fertilizer can damage plants so it's important to follow the directions to determine how much to feed the plant.

Watering: Keep soil moist, water freely in dry weather.

  • Plants in containers can dry out quickly, depending on the weather and may need water more frequently than plants in the garden bed.
  • Water plants in the morning or evening to avoid quick evaporation.

Pruning: Use scissors to clip off yellow fronds at the base.

  • Most container plants can be pruned freely to maintain the desired size and shape.
  • Keeping the foliage trimmed also keeps the plants looking neat and tidy, encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and flowers, and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system.
  • Never prune away more that 1/3 of the plant or it may become weak and unproductive.

Temperature: 30º F (-1º C) Avoid extreme cold. If chance of frost cover plants or take indoors.