Deer fern (Blechnum spicant) is a beautiful BC native fern for shady moist places.
Deer fern (Blechnum spicant) is a beautiful BC native fern for shady moist places. It has two types of fronds, vegetative and reproductive. The vegetative fronds form an attractive, evergreen rosette of broadly spreading, glossy fronds that rise at 45 degree angles eventually laying horizontally along the ground. Later in the season a set of finer textured, vertical, spore-bearing fronds arise from the centre of this rosette. BC is blessed with beautiful native ferns among which deer fern must surely be included.
Common Name: Deer Fern
Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: , Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Black
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Stem Colour: Black
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
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.
Award: GPP, AGM
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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