Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Delboy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:59 am

Yes some of mine look like someone has been sitting on them.
My old garden
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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Mixed moso » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:40 pm

Blechnum chilense, spicant, and penna-marina
Cyrtomium falcatum is a favourite of mine.
Lots of dryopteris, aspleniums, and polystichums that I've lost the labels for. Most of my ferns are evergreen, and I take off all the old fronds ruthlessly in the spring (except the blechnums).
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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Mr List » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:36 pm

i only removed damaged fronds, no reason to remove healthy fronds at all.


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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by allangreenbean » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:19 pm

Delboy, I had the same problem trying to find some rock solid evergreen ferns. I did find that many sites were contradictory and plants I thought were meant to be evergreen weren't and vice versa.

However searching out good hardy evergreen plants has sparked an interest which has turned into kind of a mission and started my own site.

http://www.plantpost.co.uk/ferns.php

Its not ready but you can get a preview of my fern page. It has taken up much more time than I had envisaged, the research takes ages so I can only confirm for sure the plants that I am actually growing.

The only downside to large evergreen ferns is that they tend to snap under the heavy snow we can get and so look a bit squashed afterwards, it doesn't affect the smaller ones though and some are more resilient than others.

Hope it helps and any feedback is appreciated :)


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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Mixed moso » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:24 am

Mr List wrote:i only removed damaged fronds, no reason to remove healthy fronds at all.
I have found mine look better cut back just before the new croziers start to unfurl, but each to their own.
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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Conifers » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:09 am

Mixed moso wrote:
Mr List wrote:i only removed damaged fronds, no reason to remove healthy fronds at all.
I have found mine look better cut back just before the new croziers start to unfurl, but each to their own.
Removal of any healthy green foliage will reduce the vigour and health of the plant.


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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Mixed moso » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:12 pm

A quick trawl of the internet shows some people recommend cutting back all fronds to improve the vigour and growth of the plant, and some people recommend removing only damaged and discoloured fronds. I have tried both and find that my ferns grow best when all old fronds are cut back in the spring just as new growth is starting. Have you tried this method?
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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by fern Rob » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:44 pm

I normally take the Dicksonia antarctica fronds of after winter, it does not seem to do any damage, as most of the nutrients in the leaves has gone back to the crown for next years growth. :D
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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Andrew Smith » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:35 am

I'm quite interested in these evergreen fens
Polystichum munitum
Polystichum aculeatum
Polystichum polyblepharum


Also quite interested in this non evergreen
Matteuccia struthiopteris- shuttlecock fern

Would any of these be ok with a bit of sun? From what I've read they prefer full to partial shade. If ths is the case then I doubt I have a suitable space available in the garden for them.


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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Dryopteris » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:03 am

To add a few:
Dryopteris cycadina
Dryopteris erythrosora
Polystichum x dycei
Dryopteris affinis (aggr.)
Asplenium scolopendrium

I have many, many more but these are easy to find commercially.

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Re: Hardy Evergreen ferns..what have you got.

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:28 am

Ive found that lophosoria quadripinnata to be evergreen up here. Just a bit of fleece over the top and its taken -11c.
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.


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