• Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Onoclea sensibilis

sensitive fern

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £18.99
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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich, preferably acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Arching, finely divided triangular fronds are pinkish-bronze in spring, maturing to pale green. This delicate-looking deciduous fern is perfect for a sheltered, water-side planting or a moist shady border. Happiest in humus-rich, acid soil in light dappled shade - it's aptly named as the fronds will scorch if exposed to too much sun.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould or composted pine needles when planting. Ensure that the compost or soil is kept moist - water during dry spells.
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