Losophoria quadripinnata

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Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Roch » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:20 pm

A brilliant giant fern from Chile, dark green on top and silvery blue underneath. Fronds can grow to 3mtrs. Hardy to -15C


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Yes a superb fern! Mine is still very small but growing nicely
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by pdid » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:10 pm

If only it wasn't so difficult (and expensive) to get hold of!


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by greendragon » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:33 pm

The price is all that puts me off.
2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by leunerj » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Yes a superb fern! Mine is still very small but growing nicely
Where did you manage to get hold of a small one Tom?
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:05 pm

A very generous person from a garden forum. I was very lucky. If I can get mine to really get growing I will be able to do the same. icon_thumleft
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:16 pm

I've just bought a decent size one from one of my suppliers, have they any special requirements apart from being kept in the shade?. karl.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:40 pm

No not really. I have mine in decent soil, quite rich, shady and moist. They do like a heavy mulch late autumn and if we get stupidly cold I would try to cover it with a cheap quilt or something similar.
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by collins99 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:06 pm

karl66 wrote: have they any special requirements apart from being kept in the shade?. karl.

Losophoria quadripinnata will perform better for you if you dont keep it in the shade, it likes full sun best..

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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:20 pm

greendragon wrote:The price is all that puts me off.
Same here. I read that they don't trunk very well in our fair country or arr very very slow to do so. Hence i think i'd rather buy another Dicksonia antarctica and they are apparently related anyway.


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Conifers » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Spellcheck: Lophosoria :wink:

Might help with finding it for sale! :lol:


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Simba » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:27 pm

greendragon wrote:The price is all that puts me off.
Keep an eye on Amulree at their end of season sales....I got one for £25... icon_thumright


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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by Kyle » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:16 pm

I got a 15L one from this year's Gardeners' World Live for £35. It was from the Bentley Ferns stand. Their website sells the same size at £45. They might be displaying at show near you throughout the year.

http://www.bentleyferns.co.uk/plant-fairs.html

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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by greendragon » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:28 pm

has it arrived yet karl?
2012 Highest Temp - May 24th: 27*C / 25th July: 28*c
2012 Lowest Temp - Febuary 3rd: -6*C
2013 Highest Temp - 13th July: 30*c
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Re: Losophoria quadripinnata

Post by karl66 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:01 pm

Green, it didn't arrive i picked it up the same day!! its been in the ground 2wks on sunday & i must admit i'm chuffed with it. The silver colouring on the underside looks stunning & when it gets 6/7ft tall it will look great i imagine.I'm off on my hol's tommorow afternoon so i hope to see some progress on return. karl.


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