Kimberley Queen Australian Sword Fern

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The royal Kimberley Queen Australian Sword Fern (Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberley Queen') is a type of Australian Sword Fern and a serious upgrade from Proven Winners® that will delight your landscape today! Growing gorgeous long green fronds with brown-tan stems, each lined with evenly spaced, alternating leaflets along the stipe (another name for the stem) each tapering to a delightful curled-under point. Forming crowns of arching, and soft fountains of lush greenery, these mounded broadleaf evergreens add loads of finery to the shade garden!

Neat and tidy clumps of up and out arching swords, reach a mature height of almost two feet and can spread into lovely 2-3 foot plants that stay put. No worry about them spreading and taking over the garden, these keep to their neat and tidy clumps and require very little maintenance. Pest and disease resistant, even deer rarely bother these plants!

Florists adore these fronds for floral design and Ikebana, adding greenery and texture to designs both classic and minimalist alike. Hardy outdoors year-round in USDA zones 10 and 11, these are classic shade garden plants and container additions, especially taking the spotlight as a specimen in a hanging basket! Perfect patio plants, move these indoors at any threat of frost.

Planting and Application:

Outdoors, the obvious location choice for these lush green shrubs is as borders and edging in the shade garden! Adding lacy finery along the fronts of garden beds to ease the transition between lawn and flower beds. Warm growing zones can enjoy the fine texture skirting foundation plantings, around structures, statues and sculptures - especially giving flagpoles and tall urns a lovely base of fringe! Add randomized plantings throughout the shade garden to brighten up the gloom or around a water feature, brook or shady pond for a peaceful destination setting!

Indoors these are great plants and hanging plants for high humidity areas in the bathroom or on an enclosed sunroom and bright porch. Add a romantic touch to your covered seating areas and high style to a tall, architectural urn in a protected front entry. Planters on balconies and around your poolside gain lacy attire year-round or throughout the summer - happily transitioning indoors for the winter if you are in a cooler hardiness zone.

  • Long Arching Sword-Shaped Fronds
  • Lush Green & Gorgeous Texture
  • Large Fountain-Shaped Mounds
  • Great Indoor Houseplants & Fringy Outdoor Summer Containers
  • Thrives in Shadey Moist Hot Growing Zones

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Loving humidity, Sword Ferns also appreciate consistent moisture and rich organic soil, so provide a humusy mix that doesn't dry out easily and mulch around their root zone when planted in the garden bed or a large planter. A bit fussy with very hard water. Mist often to prevent tip browning. Provide a location outdoors in full to partial shade, favoring afternoon shade. Indoors, they prefer bright indirect light. Prune out old, yellowing fronds as new fronds take their place to keep the clumps clean and tidy.

  • Part Shade to Full Shade Outdoors - Bright Indirect Indoors
  • High Humidity & Moist Soil
  • Rich Organic Well-Drained Conditions
  • Easy Care & Quick Growing
  • Rarely Damaged By Deer

Add some royal finery and soothing Zen greenery to your landscape - indoors or out - with the gorgeous Kimberley Queen Australian Sword Fern available now at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Kimberley Queen Australian Sword Fern Is Suited to Grow in Zones 10 -11 or as an indoor plant
Growing Zones 10 -11 or as an indoor plant
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Nephrolepis obliterata 'Kimberly Queen'
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No