• Blechnum penna-marina
  • Blechnum penna-marina
  • Blechnum penna-marina
  • Blechnum penna-marina

Blechnum penna-marina

Antarctic Hard Fern, Alpine Water Fern, Pinque
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Miniature, prostrate, ground-covering habit
  • Small pinnate fronds
  • Evergreen and fully hardy
  • Moist acidic soil
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Description

Blechnum penna-marina, Antarctic Hard Fern, is a delightful and extremely hardy, miniature, ground-cover fern that slowly spreads to form a low mat. The fronds are small and leathery with the new growth often tinged with pink or bronze. The sterile fronds tend to be more prostrate while the fertile fronds are more erect, more elongated and narrower. It will grow in shade, semi-shade or full sun in a moist fertile soil.

Blechnum penna-marina is an extremely attractive and reliable fern and it is surprising it is not that often seen in British gardens as it ticks so many of the boxes that are desirable in a garden plant: hardy, evergreen, slowly spreading, tolerant of neglect and diverse conditions, with somewhat cute yet handsome foliage. This is a fern that occupies the same niche as the incredibly popular, Soleirolia soleirolii, yet it is hardier and more adaptable. It really does needs to be grown more often. It has a unique charm and will not let you down.

Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Athyriales
Family Blechnaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Blechnum alpinum, Blechnum penna-marina var. bolivianum, Blechnum penna-marina f. polypodioides, Blechnum penna-marina var. uliginosa, Lomaria alpina, Lomaria antarctica, Lomaria penna-marina, Polypodium penna-marina
Geographical Origin South America, Australia, New Zealand and on several sub-Antarctic islands
Cultivation Damp shade, partial shade or sun. Fertile, slightly acidic soil with moist leaf mold and humus. Keep moist
Eventual Height 15cm
Eventual Spread 60cm spreading
Hardiness Fully hardy

Blechnum penna-marina

Antarctic Hard Fern, Alpine Water Fern, Pinque
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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