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botanical name:
Blechnum penna-marina
Blechnum penna-marina © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Alpine Water Fern, Little Hard Fern
family:  Blechnaceae
characteristics: fern, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Elegant small evergreen fern with pinnate or pinnatifid fronds. New foliage is bronze tinted. Low growing and spreading by creeping rhizomes to make good ground cover.

Best in moist, humus rich, acid soil and a shady position. Will grow in sun if the soil remains moist.

From spores or by division

other notes:
From New Zealand, southern Australia and South America

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