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Fishtail Fern
Nephrolepis falcata 'Fancy Frill'

Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Nephrolepis (nef-roh-LEP-iss) (Info)
Species: falcata (fal-KAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fancy Frill
Additional cultivar information:(PP16271; aka VP004)
Hybridized by Zaias
Registered or introduced: 2004

Category:

Ferns

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

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:

Clayton, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Ruskin, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 6, 2012, pamwil from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

This fern grows well in Denham Springs, La. It dies back in winter and comes back in the spring.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2005, Happy_1 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have had this for 15 years in my side yards. One partial shade one more sun, but I have seen it in full Florida sun. It's beautiful and mine is about 4.5' tall. It spreads, but is not invasive. Little ones can be pulled out with no problem. I love is for flower arranging. It transplants like a dream. Nancy Lee