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Onoclea sensibilis

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More About Onoclea sensibilis

  • Broad, smooth, pale green fronds have wavy, deeply grooved, margined leaflets
  • Fronds emerge along the long, creeping rhizome
  • In the spring, emerging fronds may have a coppery tone
  • Good ground cover
  • Deciduous

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

2

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

90-120 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Sensitive Fern Growing and Maintenance Tips

Onoclea grows best in a moist soil, in partial to full shade. With constant moisture, they will also grow in full sun. They can be found in swamps, open meadows, and open woods.


Onoclea sensibilis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge