Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive fern

Fern Facts


Hardiness (USDA zones): 2-10 — Very cold hardy

Size: 2' - 3'

Size (cm): 61cm-91cm

Height and Spread: Medium - 1' to 3' in height or spread in 5 years

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Garden Use: Ferns for color, Ground cover

Origin: North America


Beautiful groundcover fern that sports reddish new fronds and delicate, almost translucent, limey-green foliage.  It produces a separate frond to carry its spores, and the dried fertile fronds add interest to the winter garden.  Happy in almost any soil type and light conditions, it does best with consistent moisture.  

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