onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern) native

Size: 1 litre

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  • 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
  • non-flowering
  • zone 2 
  • height 30-50cm
  • spread 90-120cm
  • 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
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • fast growing 
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • bog or water garden
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)