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Blechnum spicant

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BLECK-num SPIK-ant
Description

This evergreen fern has ascending rhizomes and prefers strongly acidic, humus-rich soil and partial to full shade, but will tolerate some sun with adequate moisture. It seldom needs division.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#acidic soil#shade garden#full shade#fronds#fern#shade#rich soil
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#acidic soil#shade garden#full shade#fronds#fern#shade#rich soil
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Blechnum
    Species:
    spicant
    Family:
    Aspleniaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    NW. Africa, Europe to Iran, Japan, S. Alaska to W. U.S.A
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    shade
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Fronds
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has a green, lance-shaped rosette that is pinnatifid, feels like leather, and arises in a vase-shaped clump. These fronds can be as long as 24 inches but as short as 8 inches. The (more so growing horizontally) rosette is sterile, while the erect (growing vertically) fronds are fertile. It tapers towards each tip with fertile fronds in the middle.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade