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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 07:21:01 AM »

Thank you zen for launching this topic!  :)
And all of you for such lovely pics! Go on, go on, please!
I love ferns too...in my ill-drained soil, the more succesfull are definitely Polystichum, followed by Asplenium scolopendrium  and a few Dryopteris.
Among the smaller ones, some of my favourites are:
- Aspelnium scolopendium angustifolium
- Polystichum braunii
- Polystichum makinoi
- Athyrium filix-femina 'Frizelliae'
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 09:22:44 AM »
Maren I will send You ferns after Christmas :)

Hoy it's great to have so many species of rare ferns that grow wild on our own land. I cultivate Botrychium lunaria and Ophioglossum vulgatum. . Botrychium is difficult to grow plants. I dream about other Botrychium species but they are hard to come by.
Hoy please show your other ferns :)
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 02:25:37 PM »
Maren I will send You ferns after Christmas :)

Hoy it's great to have so many species of rare ferns that grow wild on our own land. I cultivate Botrychium lunaria and Ophioglossum vulgatum. . Botrychium is difficult to grow plants. I dream about other Botrychium species but they are hard to come by.
Hoy please show your other ferns :)

I'll show more if I find the pictures but I do not think I have all digital, some are old slides. Have to renew my pictures ;)
If you are interested we can swap spores. However, I have never tried to germinate Botrychium spores but I regularly sow other spores.

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Found only these: The common Polypodium vulgare. It's a bit busy now!
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 09:02:48 PM »
Dear Zen,

your pictures reminded me of a trip to the Burren in Ireland in 2008, where I accompanied the Irish Orchid Society on their annual field trip. These ferns intrigued me and I'm not sure of their exact names.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 09:04:42 PM by Maren »
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2011, 09:57:56 PM »
Co. Limerick, Ireland. Zone: 8. Height. 172m. Lowest temp: Dec. 2010. -14C. Wet maritime climate.

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Some piccies but not of plants.

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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2011, 09:13:30 AM »
zephirine I am very glad that you liked my pictures. Your ferns are very nice. I also like Polystichum  makinoi and P. braunii.

Hoy Thank you for your suggestions swap spores but I'm afraid  that propagation of Botrychium spores is too difficult for me. I'm curious about your experience with the propagation of ferns from spores.

Maren fern on your photos are: Asplenium trichomanes, Ceterach officinarum, Asplenium (Phyllitis) scolopendrium and Adiantum capillis-veneris


Rock with Asplenium trichomanes, Asplenium ruta-muraria and Polypodium vulgare



Polypodium vulgare in my garden


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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2011, 09:41:55 AM »
Does anyone of you plant Asplenium marinum? This fern growing in Ireland. It is a small, evergreen, grows in the rocks and I really like :-)
I can not find it  :(
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2011, 05:13:56 PM »
Does anyone of you plant Asplenium marinum? This fern growing in Ireland. It is a small, evergreen, grows in the rocks and I really like :-)
I can not find it  :(

Don't have this one in my garden. The lows of up to -14C last winter would have killed them anyway.

Talk to Mike in Shady Plants, Youghal, Ireland. http://www.shadyplants.net/

In January I'll be visiting a couple of people who have gardens in the Burren area and I can ask them for you.
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2011, 11:36:08 AM »
I have a few rock ferns on my sand bed; Asplenium ceterach and trichomanes and Woodsia obtusa. I would love to try more, especially the Cheilanthes, of which I have grown a few in the past in pots. Really nice to see this thread - I think there is definitely a growing interest in ferns again as garden plants, and very well deserved. Does anyone have experience of growing xerophytic species in the garden rather then greenhouse?
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2011, 03:52:09 PM »
here is Ceterach officinarum growing on a limestone  boulder with some form of rosularia sp near Kemer in Turkey
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2011, 04:31:29 PM »
... And a lovely Maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) photographed in Zion National Park, Utah.


Adiantum capillus-veneris
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2011, 04:55:23 PM »
... And two from the Picos de Europa in northern Spain.


Asplenium septentrionale
Picos fern

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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2011, 10:04:14 PM »
...- and Picos fern is a Asplenium trichomanes or A. adulterinum?
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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2011, 12:52:19 PM »

kindredspiritkevin thank you very much for offering to find this fern for me. It's nice  :)

Tim Ingram in my garden  ferns (  cheilanthes species)  that do not like a lot of  moisture grow well. In the autum I cover them from too much moisture.

rannuculus very nice photos  :)

Cheilanthes fendleri

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Re: Rock ferns
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2011, 05:30:32 PM »
Hi zen!

Your ferns is beautiful.

Rocky ferns are obligatory component part of garden also at me:



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