Two frond types give this deep shade loving fern many uses. Sterile leaves spread flat, creating a glossy, evergreen groundcover. Fertile leaves emerge upright from the center midsummer. Tuck into shady spots to add strong texture to any woodland garden.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower, reaches 8 to 20 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:BLEK-num SPIK-antPlant type:FernDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower, reaches 8 to 20 in. tall, 24 in. wide.Special features:Easy CareFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spore-bearing; does not flower.Companion PlantsMukdenia (Mukdenia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shelter from harsh sun. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs wet or constantly moist soil.