Blechnum niponicum is an Asian deer fern resembling B. spicant but with red-flushed new leaves.
Blechnum niponicum is a hardy Asian fern that forms an attractive, evergreen rosette of broadly spreading, glossy fronds that hug the ground and are flushed reddish when young. Later in the season a set of finer textured, vertical, spore-bearing fronds arise from the centre of this rosette. The new leaves are bright reddish.
Common Name: Deer Fern
Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-8
Light: , Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Woods, heaths, moors, mountain grassland and on rocks to 1200m. Mesic to wet forests, peat bogs, streambanks and clearings in lowland and montane zones.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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