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Blechnum spicant

DEER FERN

Buy Deer Fern online. Deer Fern has two frond types that give this deep shade loving Fern many uses. Its sterile leaves spread flat, creating a glossy, evergreen groundcover. Its fertile leaves emerge upright from the center midsummer. Tuck it into shady spots to add strong texture to any woodland garden.

Height:

8-20 Inches

Spread:

20-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Growth Habit*
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
  • Fern
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Northern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Mass Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Rock Gardens
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ferns prefer shade and moist well draining soil. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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