Blechnum fluvatile

Blechnum fluvatile

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Name

Blechnum fluvatile

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 5ltr pot

About

Blechnum fluvatile is from New Zealand where it's known as Kiwi kiwi in the mauri language. The fronds are bright green and the mid rib is covered by very fine, dark brown hairs. It has a beautiful low growing habit and will form a short trunk with age.

Planting and care

Needs a well protected moist shady spot. Hardy to -5.

Ferns generally prefer shade and a moist position, especially in the hottest parts of the day. Most shady garden borders or woodland areas are perfect. If the area you are planting on is dry, or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered until they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden, but a good mulch will help greatly.

Soil

Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your soil is not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk). Adding organic matter to your soil will help retain moisture in a sandy soil or open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging. Adding a good mulch will also help keep down weeds.