Rhizome erect. Fronds to 2 m long, more or less oblong in outline, arching, a bud developing to produce mostly a single plantlet taking root when it weighs the frond down to the ground; new growth pinkish. Segments sickle-shaped, pointed, minutely toothed.
Will tolerate cool conditions.
Islands of Atlantic, SW Europe.
Long fronds with a single plantlet at the tip.
Woodwardia unigemmata (Makino) Nakai from Japan, Taiwan, China and the Philippines and occasionally available, is very similar but the frond branches are widely separated.
Source: (1995). Blechnaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.