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Kimberly Queen Fern

Elegant, large, sword-shaped fronds rise from short, hairy leaf stems; an impressive groundcover for a woodland area; great in hanging baskets or containers, for indoors or out.

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Characteristics

Species: obliterata

Other Species Names: Australian Sword Fern, Boston Fern, Ladder Fern

Plant Height: 36 in.

Spread: 36 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: arching

Summer Foliage Color: green

Minimum Sunlight: shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Kimberly Queen Fern's attractive glossy ferny pinnately compound leaves remain green in color throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Kimberly Queen Fern is a dense herbaceous evergreen fern with a shapely form and gracefully arching fronds. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;Suckering. Kimberly Queen Fern is recommended for the following landscape applications;Mass Planting, General Garden Use, Container Planting, Hanging Baskets.

Planting & Growing

Kimberly Queen Fern will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division. Kimberly Queen Fern is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.