Blechnum spicant

2 litre pot £9.99
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Buy Blechnum spicant hard fern , deer fern: Evergreen fern for acid soil

  • Position: partial or deep shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich, acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    As they age the feathery, dark green fronds of this handsome, evergreen 'hard fern' spread semi-horizontally to form an attractive, rosette-like shape. One of our recommended varieties, it provides all-year interest for shady areas of the garden and companionship for shade-loving, woodland plants.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole.

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Eventual height & spread

A really good filler

4

A brilliant fern to use as a filler and set off other flowering plants

Jenko

Wiltshire

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Blechnum spicant

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Non poisonous plants for pots please Hi I wonder if you can help. I have a Nursery school and am looking for some plants I can plant in pots, that are in a partly sunny, partly shady spot. They have to be plants that aren't poisonous and provide interest over as much of the year as possible. I really like the plants in you ready made border section on the website site, particularly shady pink, sunny pink and keep it cool. Could you please tell me if any of these plants are suitable for my needs? Many Thanks Joanne

Happy Hearts Day Nursery

Hello Joanne, I think your best option would be to opt for mainly evergreen shrubs as these will provide year-round interest. You can then infill with some of the more colourful perennials. As long as the spot does not get too much shade, then here are some of your best options. Hebe http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hebe/ Vinca http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/ Pachysandra terminalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/pachysandra-terminalis-/classid.3288/ evergreen ferns http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/plcid.309/vid.228/ Rhododendrons (choose the smaller varieties for pots) http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rhododendron/start.1/sort.0/cat.plants/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Hanging baskets for shade please Hello There, I want to plant up some hanging baskets with interesting foliage plants like ferns. They will then stay in a shady spot. Can you help with a few suggestions?

Mike Simpson

Hello There, You could use any of the following plants, but as they are reasonably mature they will really fill the baskets.Hosta Devon Green http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/hosta-devon-green/classid.2000009302/ Carex oshimensis Evergold http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/carex-oshimensis-evergold/classid.680/ Dryopteris erythosora http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/dryopteris-erythrosora-/classid.1823/ Hosta undulata var. albomarginata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/hosta-undulata-var.-albomarginata/classid.3032/ Asplenium http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/asplenium-scolopendrium-/classid.1808/ Blechnum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/blechnum-spicant-/classid.1816/

Mike Simpson

Hi Helen To let you know I have just ordered all of your suggestions below. Thanks again for taking the time to help

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