Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina

Alpine Water Fern


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Alpine Water Fern. Found at higher elevations in Australia's New South Wales and Tasmania growing in grasslands, moist rock crevices and sphagnum bogs. A stalwart fern and go-to evergreen low groundcover because it looks great despite your prolonged attention lapses from Netflix binge-watching.


Plant Type

  • Fern
  • Groundcover
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Shade
  • Part Shade - Part Sun
  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Not applicable
  • Deer Resistant Plants