Onoclea sensibilis - ferns 

Onoclea sensibilis


£ 4,49 tax incl.

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Container: 0,7 litre pot

Hardiness zone: zone 6-10

Height: 50 to 70cm

Plant spacing: 5 cm


It's a tough life!

Onoclea sensibilis has been around since prehistoric times and can be found in damp and/or shaded areas in North America.

This fern can be an interesting decorative element in the garden. In the springtime, its young arched and largely triangular fronds unfurl in a pretty apple green and in the autumn its leaves turn orangey yellow.

Thanks to its rhizomatous root system, it is also a good ground cover for shaded areas.

Grow in partial shade in humus-rich, acid to neutral garden soil. This fern can withstand the sun in humid conditions (near ponds or water courses) and temporary drought if planted in semi-shade.

Height: 50 to 80 cm.

In the garden we can combine it at the front of a bed with the giants of the semi-shaded world (Ligularia, Astilbe, Veronicastrum, Filipendulina, Rodgersia, Gunnera) or we might prefer planting it en masse to grow, over the years and given the right conditions, into a large colony.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:light, sandy soils, humus rich, good garden soil
Culture advice:Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost, Well-drained soil with coarse sand
Aspect:shade, partial shade
Special maintenance:Prune the plant at the end of winter
Multiplication Tips:Division in early spring
Garden tips:
Garden value:attractive foliage
Garden style:japanese garden style, cottage garden, garden undergrowth
Landscape interest:rockery
Position:middle of the border, bottom of hedge, raised bed, edge of pond

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