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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.
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|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 value:||attractive foliage|
|Garden style:||japanese garden style, cottage garden, garden undergrowth|
|Position:||middle of the border, bottom of hedge, raised bed, edge of pond|