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Re: Osmunda claytoniana

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Osmunda claytoniana
  • From: "Jeannette Salom Lellinger" jlellinger@earthlink.net
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 19:46:32 -0400

Thanks for your response!  This sounds very helpful. Do they typically
produce a certain minimum number of sterile fronds (say 6 or more) before
they produce fertile ones?

Jenny Salom Lellinger

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hal or Nancy Robinson" <robyn82@bellsouth.net>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 8:33 PM
Subject: [ferns] Osmunda claytoniana

> For me it would take from spore to spores, atleast 5 years.  Under the
> ideal growing conditions and fertilizing program maybe 4 years.  But if
> you do not start now you will never have fertile ferns or any little
> ones either.  Mine do not have spores very often anyway.  They must get
> too dry but several are planted down by the spring and creek but then I
> do not have very fertile soil just sand.
> Nancy Robinson  Tennessee
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