New addition - Goldback fern (pic)

greenman28 NorCal 7b/8aFebruary 28, 2010

This is the third Goldback Fern (Pentagramma triangularis) that I've attempted.

One died in a container, and a second in the yard was repeatedly disturbed by animals (skunks or turkeys or raccoons).

But I'm trying again.


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They love ground-up limestone. My problem was treating them like a "normal" fern instead of the seasonal ferns (wey winter/dry summer) they are.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 9:15AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yep! They drown in a container with a water reservoir (from my experience).
And they don't like mulch against their crown, either. I've been moving the
redwood needles and oak leaves when they get too deep/close to the fern.

Thanks for checking it out!


    Bookmark   March 6, 2010 at 3:20PM
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