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Re: Hawaii Ferns

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Hawaii Ferns
  • From: Sue Olsen foliageg@juno.com
  • Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:47:41 -0800

Hi Tony,
Daniel Palmer's "Hawaii's Ferns and Fern Allies" is due out at the end of
this month and should be helpful in your exploring. As for hardiness
their D. wallichiana is supposed to be hardy but I've never felt the need
to try since we already have hardy material. Sorry to report that the
beautiful Sadleria cyatheoides grown from high altitude spores only
survived one winter here in zone 8.
Good luck,
Sue Olsen
On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 13:35:13 -0500 Tony Avent <tony@PLANTDEL.COM> writes:
> Fern Growers:
>         It looks like I will have the chance to explore the fern 
> flora of Hawaii
> later this year.  Has anyone tried or been successful in growing any 
> of the
> Hawaiian ferns on the mainland in zone 8 or colder?  With elevations 
> of
> 13,000', there should be something that is hardy in temperate 
> climates.
> Tony Avent
> Plant Delights Nursery @
> Juniper Level Botanic Garden
> 9241 Sauls Road
> Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
> Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
> Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
> USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
> email tony@plantdelights.com
> website  http://www.plantdel.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
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