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Deer Fern is just the name. This beauty from the Pacific NW is deer-resistant as are most ferns. (Blechnum spicant)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-20" tall, Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Plant - 4" pot
SKU 10FERN

Plant Information

"Deer Fern" is one of the most richly-colored deep greens of them all, with even darker stems. In most zones, its beautiful foliage persists year-round. And the name, "Deer Fern" is just that--the name. This one, like most other ferns, is not a meal for Bambi--ferns are deer-resistant.
SKU 10FERN
Common Name Deer Fern
Botanical Name Blechnum spicant
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 8-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 24" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Sturdy narrow dark green frons on even darker stems.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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They were not very good plants. Extremely small and came totally dried out.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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