Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis) Onoclea sensibilis

Other Names FERN Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive)
Family Onocleaceae
Why Like Called Sensitive Fern by early American settlers who noticed the fronds were very sensitive to frost, dying back as it began to get cold. Also called Bead Fern, due to the bead-like sori clustered on the upright fertile fronds.
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Fern
Mature Size 3 - 4 feet tall. 3 - 4 feet wide.
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance - Wet:
Zones 4a - 8b
Tags Wet Site Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Grown for Attractive Foliage, Ferns
Bloom Period Non-flowering
Flower Color Non-Flowering
 
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