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Onoclea sensibilis

sensitive fern

One of the numerous Oenothera species found along New England roadsides, this perennial, mid-height primrose grows in a range of challenging conditions, putting forth beautiful yellow flowers for months at a time.

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Height: 10-24 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Non-Flowering

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Winter Interest and/or Evergreen
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Compaction Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


sensitive fern - Onoclea sensibilis from Native Plant Trust
sensitive fern - Onoclea sensibilis from Native Plant Trust
sensitive fern - Onoclea sensibilis from Native Plant Trust
sensitive fern - Onoclea sensibilis from Native Plant Trust