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 Post subject: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:21 am 
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We're used to ferns being associated with damp shady places tho mine get some sun. But most of my garden is in full sun most of the day and i was wondering if there any ferns that naturally grow in such a situation. Trouble is when it rains here it rains but then the sun comes out and its roasting(like today!) I'm just curious about the diversity of ferns around the world.

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:11 pm 
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Many ferns will thrive in partial shade with some hours of sun (but not at the hottest moment of the day !).

The best species for sunny places are :

Dryopteris affinis and its varieties
Dryopteris filix-mas
Blechnum penna marina
Polystichum aculeatum
Polystichum munitum
Polystichum setiferum
Osmunda regalis (for damp soil)
Polypodium australe
Polypodium interjectum
Rumohra adiantiformis
Pellaea falcata
Cheilanthes tomentosa (and other Cheilanthes but this one is easier)
Asplenium adiantum nigrum
Asplenium ceterach
Woodsia polystichoïdes
and many others I didn't try ...

Ferns will tolerate hot sunny places if their roots are in a cool moist soil.
They hate a bared soil and greatly apreciate the aplication of mulches to prevent a quick drying of the soil surface.
As shown below my garden is not particulary shady and I'm gowing many ferns.

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:41 pm 
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I came across one on another site growing on got dry rock. Begins with a S

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:37 pm 
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hello,

there are many ferns growing in dry conditions. Most of Cheilanthes do well at such a place. Also Woodsia and Aspleniums. In my little rock garden are a lot of Athyrium filix-femina in full sun. When soil is enough watered most ferns of the genus Dryopteris do well.

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Hi Athyriana,the fern I was thinking of is one called Sadleria. Anyone have any experience of this fern?

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Sadleria is a tree-fern. It is not hardy, tolerates frost ohly until -2 °C

It grows to a very tall fern. I think this one is not able to plant in full sun.

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Aythyriana,have a look at this thread on another site. Look at the post by houston pat, 6th post down

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load ... 29886.html

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
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Yes, he lives in Houston and Houston, Texas is a lot warmer than england.
I doubt if you will ever see snow there.
Sadleria is endemic to hawaii and if no columbian bomber will collapse it woudln't snow neither. ;)
http://www.hear.org/starr/hiplants/images/thumbnails/html/sadleria_cyatheoides.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
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Hmmm i think that would make a fine house plant. I wonder if anyone grows it?

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 Post subject: Re: Ferns in hot dry conditions?
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sorry, I never have seen this fern in natur. I get my informations from fern books only.

I see, it grows in full sun. If your climate is above Zone 8 I think it is possible to plant such a fern.

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