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.