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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
hard fern deer fern
herringbone fern northern fern rusty back snake fern
Blechnum boreale Blechnum heterophyllum
Blechnum are mostly evergreen ferns with erect or creeping rhizomes and simply pinnate, leathery fronds, the fertile ones usually erect, the sterile often spreading
B. spicant is a neat, tufted evergreen fern to 50cm, with spreading, narrow, dark green, simply pinnate sterile fronds and erect fertile fronds with linear pinnae
Temp. N Hemis.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoisturePoorly-drained, Moist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most cool, moist, shaded sites
Propagate by sowing spores (may not come true) in mid to late summer or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Pruning Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary
Pests Generally pest free outdoors
Generally disease free outdoors
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