This large group of ferns is grown in the woodland, border, rock garden, and under glass. Generally, Blechnum have fertile, narrow fronds, which are erect, and sterile, broad fronds, which lie flat to the ground.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThese deer-resistant ferns provide rich, green color and distinct texture to moist, shady sites.
CareGrow in moist, acidic soil in humid, partial to full shade. Indoors, give filtered or indirect light and moderate humidity.
PropagationDivide in spring; sow spores in late summer.
ProblemsLeaf spot, leaf rust, scale, mealybugs, caterpillars.