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GardenersDream Onoclea sensibilis

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  • Characteristics: Herbaceous perennial fern with arching, broad, light green, pinnate fronds appearing with yellow and pink tinges in the Spring.
  • Growth & Spread: Ultimate height of 0.1 – 0.5m and spread of 1.5 – 2.5m.
  • Period of Interest: Spring and Summer interest. Rhizomatous fronds which arch low and spread wider than tall to create good groundcover.
  • Water & Maintenance: Plant in moist, cool, well-drained soil. Keep in partial or full shade in a sheltered position. Grows well in constantly moist locations such as ponds or streams. Susceptible to frost and cold weather.

A deciduous perennial fern more suited for shady areas and regions which can commonly found in areas with consistently high moisture such as near pond, streams or rivers. The Onoclea sensibilis or ‘Sensitive Fern’ is named as such due to its aversion to frost as it will quickly wither come Winter. A generally hardy shrub contrary to its name with arching, broad, light green, pinnate fronds that tend to mass and overlap to create a good spread of groundcover.

Plant in moist, well-drained soils and keep partially or fully shaded in a sheltered position. Prefers cooler soils and grows well with constantly wet soils and in areas of high moisture such as rivers, streams and ponds. Perfect for waterlogged areas of the garden or around water displays.

Please Note: When purchasing plants please consider that each live item is unique and may, therefore, differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. This plant will be supplied in a grower’s pot.

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