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Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)

Long bright green fronds with triangular pinnae. Fertile fronds appear in late summer, turning brown and staying upright though winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to fall
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native