Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis



Rhizomatous fern 2 to 3 feet tall. Fertile fonds in early July, spores mature in October. Moist to wet soils, shade to part sun.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Bead Fern, Sympathy Fern
Plant Family:Dryopteridaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Ferns, Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Global and State Rank:S5, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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