Hammock Fern
Blechnum occidentale var. minor

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

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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.