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Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Also called Cup Fern/ Boulder Fern


Dennstaedtia punctilobula - Hay Scented Fern

More About Dennstaedtia punctilobula

  • Delicate, green fronds, 30-45 cm long
  • Smells like freshly mown grass when crushed
  • Turns a yellow-orange in the fall
  • Spreads vigorously by rhizomes and may become invasive
  • Deciduous

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

45-65 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Hay Scented Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a rich, moist to average soil, in partial to full shade. Turns brown quickly if it dries out. Established colonies can spread in dry or rocky soils.


Dennstaedtia punctilobula Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing