Blechnum are mostly hardy mat forming, evergreen Ferns. These fertile plants will grow tall and the sterile plants will spread with age and form a horizontal rosette around the taller fertile Blechnum. They like part or full shade and a moist soil which makes them perfect for planting under larger trees or taller shrubs to fill in any gaps. Blechnum have a dark green foliage in summer, autumn and winter that will turn to a beautiful red with the mixture of dark green in spring. They are very easy to grow and require no pruning unless you need to remove any damaged or dead leaves. Eventual height is approximately 1/2 metre high and 1 metre wide.