Eastern Hay Scented Fern - 10 Rhizomes
Eastern Hay Scented fern - Dennstaedtia punctilobula - is a marvelous native plant for the shade garden. The fragrant green fronds turn yellow in fall and may linger through winter. Fronds are triangular to oval shaped and deeply divided, giving it a lacy appearance.
Name(s): Dennstaedtia punctilobula, Eastern Hay Scented Fern
Flower Color: None
Bloom Time: None
Foliage: Herbaceous, green, lacy, fragrant.
Height/Spread: 15 inches to 30 inches x 12 inches to 24 inches.
Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade.
Soil Condition: Wet to dry, average to poor, pH 5.1 to 6.5
Features: Drought tolerant, deer resistant, fragrant, foliage yellows in fall and may last through winter.
Uses: Xeriscaping, massed planting, naturalizing, shade gardens, fern gardens, fragrant gardens, woodland gardens, native plant collections, native fern collections.
Comments: Plant Hay-scented ferns in partial shade to full shade. It thrives in USDA climate zones 3 through 8. Hay-scented fern tolerates poor soil and wet or dry conditions. Mature height ranges from 15 inches to 30 inches. Plant 12 inches to 24 inches apart. Recommended pH is 5.1 to 6.5.
These are bare root rhizomes, about the length of a pencil. (See accompanying photograph.) For a planting demonstration, watch our Youtube video.
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