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Blechnum spicant

Also called Hard Fern


More About Blechnum spicant

  • Stiff, narrow, leathery, deep green fronds
  • Two kinds of fronds are produced
  • Some are sterile, narrow and glossy green
  • Others are fertile held stiffly erect with a narrow form
  • Central stems on mature branches are dark reddish-brown
  • Spreads slowly by rhizomes
  • Can tolerate full sun in wet conditions
  • Evergreen

Zone:

5

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

45-60 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Deer Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Blechnum grows best in a rich, moist, well-drained soil, but is very adaptable to sandy soils and clay.  It is best grown in partial to full shade, however, it can be grown in full sun in wet conditions. Old fronds should be cut out in late winter or early spring before the new growth appears.


Blechnum spicant Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge