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Blechnum chilense


This gorgeous yet rare fern has thick leathery fronds that often emerge tinted with copper and red. It is slowly rhizomatous forming beautiful masses with time. A native of Chile, it grows in a wide range of habitats where good moisture is available. Evergreen in mild winters, deciduous in cold winters.

Common Name: Chilean Hard Fern

Family: Blechnaceae (The Deer or Chain Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-11

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun, Full Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

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Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

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Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: From sea level up to 2000 m in humid areas with regular rainfall in forests, ravines and on slopes but also colonizing disturbed areas along roadsides.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

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