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Hard fern

Blechnum spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

Min

0

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Blechnum magellanicum from above
Blechnaceae Blechnum penna fg01
A photo of Hard fern
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A photo of Hard fern

Hard fern Overview

Genus consisting of over 140 herbaceous, rhizomatous, evergreen or semi-evergreen ferns with some tree fern species growing up to 3m tall. They have attractive, divided, leathery foliage and this genus is distinguished from most other ferns by possessing separate sterile fronds for photosynthesis and fertile fronds for reproduction on the same plant. Their range extends across most of the globe, with most species found in the tropical Southern Hemisphere and fewer found with increasing distance from the equator toward the poles. Several species from this genus are grown as ornamental garden plants.

How to propagate Hard fern

Division

Division in spring (B.penna-marina), other species by spores in late summer.

Spores

Glasshouse | Area Specific

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