Blechnum Spicant


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SKU: blechnum-spicant Category:
Common Name: Hard Fern
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun – Full/partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 0.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.5m

Blechnum Spicant, also known as Hard Fern, which has achieved the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an evergreen, spreading, clump forming fern with narrow green fronds and small comb like leaves, providing year round interest in the shadier areas of the garden.

Looking after Your Blechnum Spicant

Generally pest and disease free, although may be troubled by slugs, snails or caterpillars. Ferns are moisture loving plants preferring a shady position within the garden, if grown in sunnier aspects keeping the soil moist at all times is a must to maintain its healthy green colouring. Plant in a humus rich soil, in late Autumn tidy by removing any dead or dying fronds and mulch well using a well rotted garden compost leaf mould, this will also help to protect the roots from the colder Winter months. Early Spring apply a feed of bone meal or good quality general purpose fertiliser. Propagation by division or relocation can also be done early Spring.


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