Kimberly Queen Fern
4/17/12: Had to pull a bunch of "volunteers" out. They had invaded some azaleas and other plants. They are prolific!
Sam: 1/10/11: They are still alive! Even after several freeze snaps. Some of the fronds have died, but the plant still looks very good.
9/8/10: These are doing very, very well on both sides of the gate to the back yard.
3/5/11: Purchased 3 (small) more ferns to go between the palm tree and the fence in the back yard. The ones along the fence and the parking apron are doing really, really well and sending out new growth and expanding.
8/2/11: The plants are spreading so that I have taken up about 7 "volunteers" and planted them along the fence near the fountain.
9/15/11: The transplanted "volunteers" are doing well. The original growth went kind of sickly, but new fronds came up and are doing quite well.
10/3/11: Had to de-fern several places in the back yard. The ferns had multiplied and were taking over several other plantings. Hated to do it, but gave a lot of them away.
Good general information on ferns is found at Santa Rosa Tropicals web site.
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