Blue Fern.

jungle jas

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Mick C wrote:No, I was responding to the original question about a hardy blue fern. Lophosoria is a very different fern altogether, sorry if I've caused confusion.
Mick do you have a picture. icon_thumright
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Unfortunately I don't Jas and at the moment there is not much above ground to photograph :(

I noticed a photo posted recently on GOTE of a nice healthy one in Cork.

lophosoria

Mine was only planted last year and nearly all of the foliage has died off. Quite a lot actually went brown before winter; I didn't water it for three weeks after a late Summer holiday & subsequent illness. Up to then I'd watered it loads and it didn't seem to like the sudden lack of care, although the ground had not really dried out much.
jungle jas

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Mick C wrote:No, I was responding to the original question about a hardy blue fern. Lophosoria is a very different fern altogether, sorry if I've caused confusion.
Nice fern, but a bit pricey. In Mulu £65.00. Gulp. icon_thumright
jungle jas

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jungle jas wrote:Hi to you both, thought I would give you an update on the blue fern. Persistence pay off. Just found one at shady plants so did a dodgy deal and I have one winging its way from Ireland as I type. The plant is called Phlebodium Pseudoaureum Virginia Blue. The reason you both know it by two different names is that it has had a name change recently. Thanks. icon_thumright
Having got my hands on one of these, I have it in a pot at present, Should I plant it in wet shade or dry? Information on this is very vague.
caminthegarden

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Sorry Jas , I am still sure these are two completely different plants , one hardy , other much more delicate , I am going to try and post pics of both for your scrutiny , but I am a bit rusty on shrinking photos to send , here goes ! the one with my cats tail is the more indoor one with the ridiculously long name , narrower leaves , and comes out of rhizomes , the other makes a root ball leathery leaves , hardy ..in london anyway. What do you guys think . I am cautiously confident .....
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jungle jas

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Hmmmmmmm, if the base is different were the fronds come out of the ground then I bow to your superior knowledge!!! Do you grow it in wet or dry conditions. Thanks. icon_thumright
caminthegarden

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Well its a bit miffy , don't over water , nice moist soil , ericacous best . I over wintered it in cold frame , defo is a creeping rhizome , wouldn't have it outside yet , and shade is what it likes . I got it from Wyvale ,house plenty bit years ago , if its happy the blue is fantastic , luminous, but don't beat yourself up if it dies , as I said they are miffy !!
jungle jas

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caminthegarden wrote:Well its a bit miffy , don't over water , nice moist soil , ericacous best . I over wintered it in cold frame , defo is a creeping rhizome , wouldn't have it outside yet , and shade is what it likes . I got it from Wyvale ,house plenty bit years ago , if its happy the blue is fantastic , luminous, but don't beat yourself up if it dies , as I said they are miffy !!
Thanks for the information. Thats all I need, another miffy plant :roll: :lol: icon_thumright
jungle jas

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Went to RHS Show at Tatten Park this weekend weather was hot and dry so it was a good day out with plenty to see and do. The show was smaller than the last time I went but that is a sign of the times i'm afraid! There were a couple of fern specialists there one of which had a ruck of blue ferns. On closer inspection It was the sort that grew from rhizomes the same as the one I have. They were being sold as indoor ferns much to my disgust as mine was sold to me as hardy! Nurserymen pooffff, bigger liars even than politicians of that is possible. :lol: icon_thumright
caminthegarden

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Well I always replace mine from the houseplant section at Wyevales, its too beautiful to be hardy !
jungle jas

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caminthegarden wrote:Well I always replace mine from the houseplant section at Wyevales, its too beautiful to be hardy !
Looks like a trip to Wyevales then. I love your garden, so much colour and texture, as beautiful a garden as I have seen in many a year. You should open it in the NGS scheme. What is the small star shaped red flower taken on the 13th June 2010. Thanks Jas.
caminthegarden

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Well thank you ! can't seem to find my pics on here but on flicker , had a look , maybe you mean the Tigridia , three petals , tres exotique , flower lasts one day , from little bulbs , well worth putting in a pot yellow and bright pink ones too. I did the NGS for two years but found it a tad stressful..and people asked rather boring questions about the same plants !
jungle jas

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caminthegarden wrote:Well thank you ! can't seem to find my pics on here but on flicker , had a look , maybe you mean the Tigridia , three petals , tres exotique , flower lasts one day , from little bulbs , well worth putting in a pot yellow and bright pink ones too. I did the NGS for two years but found it a tad stressful..and people asked rather boring questions about the same plants !
Thanks for the info. icon_thumright
griphuz

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Post by griphuz »

These are two different plants, that as a matter of fact have nothing to do with eachother!

The first is Phlebodium pseudoaureum, possibly var. 'Virginia Blue'. This previously used to be Polypodium areolatum.
http://plantlust.com/plants/phlebodium-pseudoaureum/

The second plant is Dryopteris sieboldii (Siebold's woodfern).
http://plantlust.com/plants/dryopteris-sieboldii/

Kind regards,
Remko.
caminthegarden

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Thank you Remko , after two years someone agrees with me !
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