Silver Lady Fern

Blechnum gibbum 'Silver Lady'

This New Zealand native is often referred to as a dwarf tree fern, having an upright growth habit, developing a short trunk when mature. May be grown indoors or out, where it prefers a warm, shady area with adequate moisture. Adds a bold, exotic texture to any woodland garden.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly, to maintain consistently moist soil.

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Botanical PronunciationBLEK-num GIB-bum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 36 to 48 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly, to maintain consistently moist soil.
Companion PlantsMukdenia (Mukdenia); Columbine (Aquilegia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to very acidic soils with consistent moisture. Shelter from harsh sun. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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