Overwintering Boston Fern In Zone 4/5

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

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.


Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

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.

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

Yes, it is heated...How far back would you cut it?

Waterman, IL(Zone 5a)

I'd leave a few inches. It's going to look funny, but you'll have room then.

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

Thanks for the responses.

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