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Re: Spore request

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Spore request
  • From: "betsndave" betsndave@cnnw.net
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 08:53:10 -0800

Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery has some of these. They have a website.
Betty Berdan
Squirrel Heights Gardens
----- Original Message ----- From: <XericFerns@aol.com>
To: <ferns@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ferns] Spore request

Dear Darren,

I am quite familiar with the UCBG xeric fern collection. I believe that I
have most, if not all of what they have, at least of what is planted in the
garden itself, but thanks for the suggestion.

Regarding your proposed 'dry rockery' and xeric ferns, I can't say that I
know of any other commercial sources of plants (hence my search for spore of
other species), but I might be able to contribute some as time goes on. Good,
reliable ferns that I can recommend are: Pellaea andromedifolia, P. mucronata,
P. truncata, P. wrightii, Bommeria hispida, Notholaena grayi, N. lemmonii,
N. standleyi, Cheilanthes lindheimeri, C. eatonii, C. tomentosa, C. wrightii,
C. covillei (of Arizona extraction), C. villosa, C. bonariensis, C. wootonii,
C. yavapensis, Astrolepis sinuata, A. cochisensis, A. intergerrima, A.
windhamii, and Argyrochosma limitanea. I currently have small plugs or shareable
plant material of those that are underlined. I have just sown spore of most
of the other ferns mentioned.

For me, in Bakersfield, these are the easier of the CA/AZ xerics to grow.
Some of the CA material tends to resent summer watering, especially here in the
southern San Joaquin Valley with an abundance of summer temps. in excess of
F. 100 Possibly, south of the Grapevine with a bit of ocean moderation during
the summer, some of our CA plants would be more amenable to cultivation.

Good luck and feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

David Schwartz

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