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Can Boston ferns be planted in the ground?

Last Updated: 17th March, 2020

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Boston Ferns can be grown in hanging baskets or in the ground or pots outdoors as well. Pick a shady area of the garden and watch them flourish! Dappled sun areas will work as well.

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Similarly, you may ask, can ferns be planted in the ground?

Today, Boston fern is still a top pick for indoor and outdoor settings. But, because Boston fern can grow 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide, it are often a better choice for outdoor situations. In zones 9-11, Boston fern can be planted directly in the ground.

Beside above, do Boston ferns grow back? Like many other varieties of semitropical plants, Boston fern grows as a perennial in warm climates, but won't overwinter in areas that experience freezing temperatures. In cold climates, you must bring this type of fern indoors or grow it as an annual.

Similarly one may ask, can Boston ferns survive winter?

A: Assuming you have Boston ferns on your porch, as many people do, you'll have to bring them indoors for the winter. They can not survive temperatures below 40 degrees F. Keep a pair of scissors handy to prune fronds which inevitably turn brown during the winter.

What is the lowest temperature a Boston fern can tolerate?

The lowest minimum temperatures for USDA zone 10 are 30 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Boston ferns die if exposed to lower temperatures. The best indoor temperature range for these voluptuous plants is between 68 and 78 F, notes Colorado State University Extension.

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