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Blechnum nipponicum
T. Avent @ Goteborg BG, Sweden

Blechnum nipponicum

Japanese Deer Fern

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Item #: 5629

Zones: 6a to 7b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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While most blechnum ferns hate our humid summers, the Asian native Blechnum nipponicum has proven quite reliable. Blechnum nipponicum makes a unique symmetrical evergreen clump of 18" long fronds that emerge rosy red and upright, then flatten out late in the growing season, appearing as though a testosterone-laden spouse drove through the woodland garden with a heavy-duty tractor. Although it's not the easiest fern to cultivate, a well-prepared soil and an open woodland site have worked very well for us.

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