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Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: Overwintering Boston Fern In Zone 4/5

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Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2009
12:41 PM

Post #7112036

I would like to overwinter my Boston Fern. Last year I put it in my greenhouse and it did really great, but took up a lot of room with all the fronds.

Would I be able to give the entire plant a haircut to the soil line and have it grow back? If so, it would probably take a few months for it to regenerate the fronds and therefore give me more room in my greenhouse.


Give me your thoughts or experience in doing this.

Debbie
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2009
12:06 PM

Post #7119211

I wouldn't cut it all the way back to the soil line, but you can cut it back to make room in the GH. I take it your GH is heated.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2009
1:04 PM

Post #7119395

Yes, it is heated...How far back would you cut it?
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #7122872

I'd leave a few inches. It's going to look funny, but you'll have room then.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #7122984

Thanks for the responses.

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