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RE: Greetings Fern Folk!

  • Subject: RE: Greetings Fern Folk!
  • From: "Tony Avent" <tony@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 14:48:52 -0500
  • Thread-index: AcqD/a5vAiPvdui7TNysVwCKvV6qEABnTbzw


We had Pyrrosia sheareri overwinter now for 2 years in the garden, with a
low so far of 9 degrees F last winter.  This is after killing three plants
in earlier years, all because of planting them flat.  That's one thing I've
learned about all pyrrosias, they hate to be planted flat in the garden...at
least in cold winter climates.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
email tony@plantdelights.com
website  http://www.plantdelights.com
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three
times" - Avent
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 1:22 PM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] Greetings Fern Folk!

Hi Sue:  I am counting on your good thoughts & info re  Pyrrosia eboshi, 
sheareri, princeps  & all my linguas to get me through  this.  It is still
degrees in my garden.  sigh
_scarlatti@aol.com_ (mailto:scarlatti@aol.com) 
praying to the FERN GOD
In a message dated 12/23/2009 9:52:35 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
foliageg@juno.com writes:

Don't  forget Pyrrosia sheareri. Last week for the third year in a row we
dropped  to 15*F (-10 C) without the benefit of snow cover (formerly
unusual   for the Seattle area) for many days. Most of the  garden
including the  Pyrrosia looked freeze dried but now the sheareri and P.
lingua including  cv. Eboshi are fine. One sheareri and all of my linguas
were in pots making  them even more vulnerable. I've had P. sheareri
outdoors in all sorts of  weather for over 20 years and it is a prize.
Happy Holidays,
Sue  Olsen
Bellevue, WA

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