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Emina Curly Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Emina'

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Emina Curly Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata 'Emina') at All Seasons Nursery

Emina Curly Boston Fern

Emina Curly Boston Fern

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9

Other Names:  Sword Fern, Tuber Ladder Fern, Fishbone Fern

Description:

Elegant, finely-toothed, sword-shaped fronds that are crested, twisted, and curved; a spectacular groundcover for a woodland area; great in hanging baskets or containers, for indoors or out

Ornamental Features

Emina Curly Boston Fern's attractive crinkled ferny pinnately compound leaves emerge light green in spring, turning forest green in color the rest of the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emina Curly Boston Fern is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

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

Emina Curly Boston Fern is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Emina Curly Boston Fern will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Emina Curly Boston Fern is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Container  Basket 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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