Blechnum spicant

2 litre pot £16.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Blechnum spicant hard fern or 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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Really good Fern.


I have this sited behind my greenhouse in a shady area. It's established well and surving well through all this wet weather we have had this winter. An excellent plant and well recommended.

Keith Greenfingers



Very happy healthy plant


Planted in a Shady border as per the instructions - did exactly what it said!




a really lovely healthy fern in a shady part of my garden.


It brightens up a corner in a shady part of my garden.

Ponte lass



Excellent hardy fern, love it


it's part of my collection of ferns and Cordylines in planters


Braunton, Devon


Useful plant


Slow growing but has established well & is improving a shady corner.




Plants arrived looking very healthy and strong.


Looks good in a shady area. Strong growth.




A really good filler


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





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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 Vinca Pachysandra terminalis evergreen ferns Rhododendrons (choose the smaller varieties for pots) 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

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

Crocus Helpdesk

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 Carex oshimensis Evergold Dryopteris erythosora Hosta undulata var. albomarginata Asplenium Blechnum

Mike Simpson

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