New! Compact Boston Fern
Compact Boston Fern

New! Compact Boston Fern

SKU: S72702
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Compact Boston Fern
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Part Shade
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Height: 6-8"
Spacing: 8-12" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid April 2018, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

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This Compact Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Compacta') is bred to remain true to its classic, tidy form. The gently rippled leaflets add a sense of movement while the plant’s shorter fronds help it maintain a neat habit. Its generous mound of fresh green foliage is ideal set in shady corners, and a superb choice for mixed containers.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at custserv@whiteflowerfarm.com. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Tropical Ferns are splendid garden plants where nighttime temperatures are above 60°F, and they make excellent houseplants as well. They require only filtered light and moderate humidity to grow well indoors.

Light: Tropical Ferns grow best in filtered or indirect light. An east- or north-facing window is ideal.

Humidity: Most houseplants are native to tropical or subtropical regions of the world, where relative humidity is typically very high. They suffer in the dry air produced by furnaces and woodstoves. The best way to increase the humidity around your plants is to run a humidifier nearby. You can also set plants in trays filled with pebbles or gravel. Add water to a level just below the tops of the pebbles (if the potting mix in the pots comes in contact with the water, the mix will draw water into the pot, which will cause the mix to become saturated, eventually leading to rot). Refill trays frequently to replace water lost through evaporation. (Our Humiditrays perform the same function without the need for pebbles.)

Fertilizer: During the growing season (generally April into September) fertilize potted plants once a month using a houseplant formula mixed at 1/2 strength. Withhold fertilizer in fall and winter, when most plants rest.

Growing Ferns as Annuals

Ferns are valuable for their graceful arching stems and foliage. They add fullness and texture to annual container collections and are popular in hanging baskets or containers indoors and out.

Light/Watering: Grow in partial shade and water when the top inch of soil is dry.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Use a soil-based potting mix and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly throughout the growing season (April to September).

Pests/Diseases: If spider mites or aphids find your plant, treat with an insecticidal soap spray, such as Safer's.

Companions: Combine with flowering annuals such as Petunias, Lantana, and Verbena to provide a soft texture to a container collection.

End-of-Season Care: In all but the mildest winter climates (plants are hardy to Zone 9 [20°F]), bring plants indoors before frost and overwinter in bright indirect light in a cool room. Water sparingly in winter. Set back outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in spring.

For more information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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