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PlantFiles: Hammock Fern
Blechnum occidentale var. minor

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Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Blechnum (BLEK-num) (Info)
Species: occidentale var. minor

Category:
Ferns

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral frostweed On Jan 9, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hammock Fern Blechnum occidentale var. minor is Native to Texas and other States.

Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 20, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rare fern is listed as endangered in the state of Florida. It prefers moist hammocks and creek banks in open shade in north & central Florida and the Fakahatchee Strand.



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