Blechnum spicant

Deer Fern, Hard Fern, Ladder Fern

Family: Blechnaceae Blechna

Type Perennial, fern
USDA Hardiness range 5A - 8A
Exposure Full shade to partial shade or partial sun
Bloom color n/a
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Container, ground cover, woodland garden
Height 6" to 12" / 15cm to 30cm
Spread 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen, broadleaf
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Loamy
Form Rounded, upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage, native to North America, naturalizing