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
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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

This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Pale pink flowers darken to burgundy, foliage emerges chocolate brown, changes to green, bronze, and red, back to brown in fall, blooms early summer, slow growth rate, 1 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, partial to full shade

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This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
 
Blooms mid-spring to fall
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Green spore-bearing fronds appear in spring, quickly turning brown. Fiddleheads pop up at the base of the plant and unfurl into sterile, chartreuse fronds. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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