Blechnum discolor, Crown Fern

Blechnum discolor

Crown Fern
Family: Blechnaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Blechnum Discolor has bright green, upright fronds forming a crown shape. With age, this variety forms a short trunk and establishes an increasing colony around it. Long, dark brown fertile fronds stand upright in the centre of the crown.

This fern is best suited to dappled light - although will tolerate a sunny situation provided the soil is kept moist. It will cope with a wide range of conditions, including dry, frosts, and full sun to shade. Fairly hardy but would need some protection from the cold where temperatures dip below -3C for a period of time.

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Blechnum discolor, Crown Fern
Blechnum discolor, Crown Fern

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