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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From spores or by division

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

RHS AGM

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