Blechnum spicant

Also known as:

  • Deer Fern
  • Northwestern Deer Fern

Plant Type

perennial, fern

Zones

6a-8b

Size

H:1'-2'
W:2'-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Salem, Oregon

503-463-9615

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Stanwood, Washington

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Williams, Oregon

541-846-7269

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Richmond, California

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon

503-463-9615

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

360-652-1779

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Greenville, Georgia

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Our northwestern deer fern grows in the Cascades and Coast Range. This evergreen has new fronds that are vertical and the older fronds are horizontal in the ground. This wonderful fern has black stems with deep green foliage. Beautiful plants.

Description by: Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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(DEER FERN) Charming Pacific Northwest native fern, evergreen 2’ high and wide...not fussy about soil. Grows in light to deep shade with almost no maintenance (cut old fronds back in early spring for best appearance)...regular to occasional water. Deer resistant. A Secret Garden Rave and Great Plant Pick! USDA Z5-9

Photo by: Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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Deer fern has two types of fronds, vegetative and reproductive. The vegetative fronds form an attractive, evergreen rosette of broadly spreading, glossy fronds that hug the ground. Later in the season a set of finer textured, vertical, spore-bearing fronds arise from the centre of this rosette. BC is blessed with beautiful native ferns among which deer fern must surely be included.

Photo by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Blechnum spicant 8

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Description by: Keeping it Green Nursery

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Stanwood, Washington

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Evergreen, dark stipe, leathery dark green mature fronds Zone 5-9. 8"-18", Japan, part shade-shade, moist, well drained

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Blechnum spicant 10

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Description by: Sebright Gardens

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Salem, Oregon

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Large, flat rosette of elegant dark green, leathery & stiff dark green fronds; can tolerate full sun in the Pacific Northwest. Plant in full sun to full shade & well drained, acidic, moist soil. Zones 5 to 8. Height: 16” to 36”. Evergreen.

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Blechnum spicant 12 fiddlehead

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Description by: Little Prince of Oregon

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Aurora, Oregon

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Leathery, glossy green foliage. Dry shade.

Description by: Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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Yes!! We finally have something to offer all you Pteridomaniacs out there (that's FERN-lovers, for all of you wondering) & this should make the endemiphytomaniacs (which is a word I just made up for you native-plant-aholics) pretty pleased, too! Named ?Deer Fern" because native peoples observed deer using the plant medicinally ? rubbing their sore antler stubs on its fronds to help them heal. Golly, WHAT ELSE do the deer know?? Two frond types can be found on the plant ? the tall, ladder like fronds that grow upright from the center of the plant are fertile & deciduous. The others are low-lying & evergreen. A little sun is fine, but ferns are made for the shade! Deep shade, even. Rich, humus-ey soil, in a cool moist spot should keep this fern happiest, but once established, DRY SHADE is just fine. Height ranges from 8-20" depending on the season, & the width of a mature clump is around 3'. Range includes California & reaches North all the way to Alaska.

Description by: Xera Plants

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Portland, Oregon

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Deer fern is an excellent native evergreen fern that does wonderfully in gardens. Native to wooded hillsides throughout the western Pacific Northwest it forms a bold rosette of symmetrical leaves that are evenly indented. To 2' tall and up to 3' wide when happy in well drained soil that retains moisture in part shade. An easy to grow climatically adapted fern for gardens. PNW NATIVE PLANT

Description by: Forestfarm

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Williams, Oregon

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This "delightful fern of great character... owes much of its charm to the production of both fertile ; barren fronds"(R.Grounds); the 1-2'sterile fronds form a low mound around the 1-3' upright fertile ones. Sh/M/acid

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Evergreen. A native to the Northwest, occurring naturally in forests and on rock ledges. Produces sterile fronds that are narrow, spreading and 1-3' tall, and fertile fronds that are stiff and upright with widely spaced leaflets.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

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Native to Northwest woods, the Deer Fern has a graceful upright habit especially in new growth. Older dark green fronds form a tight rosette. 2' tall and wide.

Description by: Briggs Plant Propagators

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Elma, Washington

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A striking northwest native with two different kinds of fronds: broad sterile ones that lay prostrate and fertile ones that are narrower and stand gracefully erect. Both are a glossy deep green and persist year round. AGM winner.

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