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Deer Fern

Blechnum spicant

Pronunciation: BLEK-num SPIK-ant
SKU #02812
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description This deep shade-loving fern produces two distinctly different types of fronds on one plant: evergreen, outward-reaching sterile fronds with denser leaflets, creating a slightly flattened rosette year-round, and stiffly upright, fertile fronds with narrower, less dense leaflets that last through summer, giving it added seasonal interest.
Light Full shade, Partial shade
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 20 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection
Growth Rate Moderate
CARE
Care Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to very acidic soils with consistent moisture. Tolerates heavy shade; shelter from sun exposure. Fertilize frequently during growing season. Remove faded fertile fronds at summer's end; remove old, faded sterile fronds after new growth begins in spring. Slowly spreads by rhizomes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.