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Boston Fern
Nephrolepis exaltata 'Fluffy Ruffles Upright'

Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Nephrolepis (nef-roh-LEP-iss) (Info)
Species: exaltata (eks-all-TAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fluffy Ruffles Upright

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From spores

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brewton, Alabama

Mira Loma, California

Apopka, Florida

Clewiston, Florida

Cincinnati, Ohio

Pikeville, Tennessee

Deer Park, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 27, 2007, LarryR from South Amana, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This rather rare sport of the common Boston Fern has been growing happily in a pot in my indoor and outdoor gardens for the past 30 years! It does very well under grow lights during the winter and has only been repotted twice. If you like ferns, have the room, and see a healthy Fluffy Ruffles for sale somewhere, buy it!