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Blechnum spicant

Common Name(s):
Deer fern, Hard fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Ascending rhizomes; prefers strongly acidic, humus-rich soil and partial to full shade, but will tolerate some sun with adequate moisture; seldom needs division

Height:
16-36 in.
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
Rosette of dark green, leathery, stiff, pinnatified, lance-shaped, sterile fronds that arise in a vase-shaped clump; tapers towards each tip; fountain of erect, fertile fronds in center
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 185

Blechnum spicant Blechnum spicant
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Blechnum spicant Blechnum spicant
Nicholas Turland, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0