Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive fern

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Hardy Native Ferns

Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive fern

Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive fern, is commonly found at the sunny edge of a wet woodland. Once established this rhizomatous fern creates wonderfully textured colonies of lime green. A mature plant can spread up to 10” per year with foliage topping out at 10-24” tall. Onoclea sensibilis is a great plant for a wet shady spot that is tough to mow. Sensitive fern is hardy in zones 3-9 and will tolerate full sun.