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Blechnum Spicant Deer Fern

Blechnum Spicant Deer Fern


30cm height /  12cm Pot


SKU: fer021
    • Introducing the Blechnum Spicant, a stunning and resilient fern that will add an enchanting touch of nature to your garden or indoor space. Also known as the Deer Fern or Hard Fern, this evergreen beauty boasts distinctive fronds and lush greenery that will thrive in various environments, making it an excellent choice for both experienced and novice gardeners.
    • 30cm Height. 
    • 12cm pot.
    • Blechnum spicant, commonly known as hard fern, is a fern species native to the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. If you have this fern in your garden or plan to grow it, here are some care instructions specific to the UK climate:

    • Location: Hard ferns thrive in partially shaded to fully shaded areas. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but prefer dappled or filtered sunlight.

    • Soil: These ferns prefer well-draining, moist, and slightly acidic to neutral soil. Adding organic matter like compost to the soil can improve its moisture-retaining capacity.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the fern regularly, especially during dry spells in the summer. They may require less water during the winter months.

    • Mulching: Applying a layer of organic mulch, such as leaf mold or bark chips, around the base of the fern can help retain soil moisture and keep the roots cool.

    • Fertilizing: Hard ferns generally do not require heavy fertilization. If you feel the need to fertilize, use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring. Avoid over-fertilization, as it can harm the ferns.

    • Pruning: Prune away any dead or damaged fronds in late winter or early spring before the new growth begins. This helps improve the appearance of the fern and encourages healthy new growth.

    • Winter Protection: In particularly cold winters, consider protecting your hard ferns with a layer of mulch or frost cloth to shield them from freezing temperatures and frost damage.

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