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Blechnum spicant


Deer Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.017.050


This fern is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing in moist, shady woodland situations. Plants form a wide, low clump of sterile fronds or leaves, with fertile fronds shooting straight up from the centre of the plant. Prefers moist, acidic conditions, but this fern will handle a fair bit of sun in cool summer regions. Use a mulch of compost around the plants to help conserve moisture through the summer. Evergreen.

Further details for
Blechnum spicant

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Specimen
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   45-90 cm
   18-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Blechnum spicant


Deer Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.017.050


This fern is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing in moist, shady woodland situations. Plants form a wide, low clump of sterile fronds or leaves, with fertile fronds shooting straight up from the centre of the plant. Prefers moist, acidic conditions, but this fern will handle a fair bit of sun in cool summer regions. Use a mulch of compost around the plants to help conserve moisture through the summer. Evergreen.

Further details for
Blechnum spicant

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
  Specimen
  Wild Flower
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Spread
   45-90 cm
   18-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium