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Evergreen North American native thrives in rich well-draining soil in full to part shade. Perfect for container planters and shade gardens.
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Sterile, densely formed fronds of Blechnum spicant, known as Deer or Hard Fern, provide year-round greenery for shade and afternoon shade planters and gardens. Upright, fertile fronds that appear in the spring and summer are narrower and less densely formed, adding textural interest. The Deer Fern pairs well with other shade-loving plants such as hellebores, hostas, and shade-tolerant heucheras.
|Common Name||Deer Fern or Hard Fern|
|Mature Size||9" - 18" tall, 12" - 24" wide|
|Growth Rate||Slow to moderate|
|Cold Hardiness||-15 ° F|
|Characteristics||Evergreen, deer- and rabbit-resistant|
|Light||Shade to morning sun/afternoon shade, all day filtered sun|
|Structure||Sterile evergreen fronds form flat rosette, fertile leaves more upright|
|Uses||Shade planters or hanging baskets, woodland gardens, shade gardens, coastal gardens.|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|