Ferns for the Southwest

temwJune 26, 2010

Anyone growing ferns outdoors in the Southwest? If so, what variety? Here in my area it is extremely hot in the summer -- 90+ to 100+ and dry. I have shade with moist compost. Winters are cold at times with snow and ice and temperatures dropping well below freezing -- in the 20s sometime near zero. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestion anyone might have.

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lazy_gardens

Where is "your area"?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 6:59AM
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temw

Located in North Central Texas, 15 miles south of Oklahoma border, near Sheppard AFB.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 10:29AM
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lazy_gardens

Look up Texas Native Ferns on Google.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1993/v2-612.html may be one candidate.

http://npsot.org/?p=161

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 11:32AM
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temw

Thanks, Lazygardens. I should have known to look up Texas Native Ferns for information. You reminded me what should have been obvious to anyone interested in Texas Native plants.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 1:18PM
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ABQ_Bob(USDA 5a/SS 2A)

I successfully grew Japanese Painted Fern in Albuquerque under a cherry tree. My entire garden area was on drip irrigation. It got some morning sun, but was in dappled shade most of the day and full shade after 3PM or so (on the Eastern side of a cinder block wall).

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 8:09PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I have grown wavy cloak fern, Chelanthes lanosa and another chelanthes. They might dry up in summer but they come back.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 10:30PM
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