Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern
Onoclea sensibilis - Sensitive Fern - Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis

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

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Non-flowering

HEIGHT:
30-50 cm

SPREAD:
90-120 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about Sensitive Fern:


Native to Ontario