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Blechnum spicant

Hard Fern, Deer Fern

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Native evergreen British fern

Lovely in shady rock gardens and woodland gardens

Shining ladder-shaped fronds provide interest all year

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This elegant British native fern is often seen growing on dry stone walls and rocky banks. Blechnum spicant forms neat, evergreen rosettes composed of two different fronds. The outermost part of the rosette bears shining, ladder-like fronds which grow almost parallel to the ground, whilst tall, upright fronds with narrow leaflets rise up from the centre. A very pretty and delicate-looking fern for woodland gardens and shady rockeries in positions with acid soil. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 45cm (18in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

ground coveralpine & rockerywildlife gardenslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

dappled shadeshade


1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF2053)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF4244)

Grow in moist, acid soils in partial to full shade. Water well during establishment.

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