Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive fern)


Type: Fern

Area: Woodland

Height: 2′

Sun: Shade, Part Shade, Full Sun

Moisture: Mesic, Moist, Wet

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Notes: larger pot (1/2 gallon)

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla

8 in stock

SKU: 640 Category:


Description from Possibility Place: Sensitive fern is a large, somewhat coarse deciduous fern that occurs in wet woods and thickets and in moist soils along streams and springs. Grows up to 4′ tall, featuring long-stalked, bright green, fronds. Commonly called sensitive fern because the green vegetative fronds are very sensitive to and suffer almost immediate damage from the first fall frost or to drought. Best grown in organically rich, medium moist, well-drained soil. One of the few ferns that can tolerate full sun conditions if conditions are wet enough. Although native to marshy areas, it grows quite well in average garden soil as long as it is not allowed to dry out. Spreads by both creeping rhizomes and spores, so it can be quite assertive with the right growing conditions.

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