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Ferns for the Southwest

Posted by temw 7a (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 26, 10 at 23:51

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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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

Where is "your area"?


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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

  • Posted by temw 7a (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 27, 10 at 10:29

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


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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

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


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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

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.


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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

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).


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RE: Ferns for the Southwest

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


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