Swamp Fern
Blechnum serrulatum

Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Blechnum (BLEK-num) (Info)
Species: serrulatum (ser-yoo-LAY-tum) (Info)

Category:

Ferns

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From spores

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Bokeelia, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Houston, Texas

Spring, Texas

Tomball, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 28, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

The common Swamp fern is also called Saw Fern because of the fine serrations along the pinnae margins. The sori are arranged in two lines parallel to the mid vein of each pinna.

It is a most attractive fern with erect, bright green fronds. The new fronds are coppery pink.