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Blechnum penna-marina alpina Cristata

SKU: blpemaalcr
A smaller species of fern which will make evergreen mats of growth in time with bronzy new growth and crested fronds.
Family: Blechnaceae
Flower Colour: Non Flowering
Flowering Season: Non flowering
Origin: Europe
Preferred Conditions: Most soils
Preferred Aspect: Shade
Additional Feature: Evergreen foliage
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Blechnum penna-marina alpina Cristata
Product Details
A reliable, hardy evergreen, similar to B. spicant but much smaller which is rhizomatous and will spread indefinately but is not invasive. It produces sterile fronds which may reach up to 10 cms long or so and these tend to lay more or less horizontal. The colour is deep green when mature but bronzy coloured when young and remains untouched by harsh winter conditions. The fertile fronds are very attractive, theye are held very much vertical and are bronzy brown at first but later turn black in colour with the spores on the reverse side.
  Obviously this is the cristate form having crests at the frond tips.