This fern is sensitive to too much light and can break easy. Beware
Only complaint I have about this fern is that the fronds break easy.
It is growing taller than I expected and looks good and healthy where I wanted it to grow.
Doing well in the shade and place that I have them planted.
Good value and they seem to have rooted well. Hopefully this spring we'll have nice plants.
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Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Sensitive Fern- Onoclea sensibilis
Sensitive Fern, Onoclea sensibilis, Zone: 2-10, Height: 2 feet, Prefers full sun to full shade
Despite their name, Sensitive ferns are surprisingly hardy. These plants love moist areas and can thrive in full sun when given enough moisture. Unlike other ferns, they grow in front or backyards with no need for overhead cover. The plants reach heights up to two-feet tall, and their arching fronds create dramatic landscapes.
Their foliage gives a rippled, full appearance in shades of light and bright green. Not only can they thrive in full sun and wet soil, but they can withstand high temperatures and are popular throughout the humid, Southeastern United States.
In colder regions, Sensitive fern can withstand periods of drought. The fern's slender stems and full leaves create textural backgrounds for smaller annuals and other ground covers. Fertile fronds take on dark, mahogany tones and have a bead-like appearance. Natural landscapes and similar designs feature Sensitive ferns, and the plants are valued for their ornamental features.
Sensitive fern is sensitive to frost, but not to human touch. Even though Sensitive greenery won't curl back at the touch of a finger, they will lose some foliage when it gets cold. Remaining foliage stays throughout the winter season to provide attractive, winter interest during the cold months.
Once the snow season ends, Sensitive fern reemerge. You can find their lush growth in water gardens, flooded areas, moist and wet soil and other areas in gardens and yards, particularly in areas where other plants refuse to grow.
Sensitive fern's thick, green foliage is prolific and capable of holding back weeds and other growth. For this reason, they are an excellent plant for low-maintenance gardeners. An additional benefit for those who live in the suburbs and rural areas: Sensitive fern is deer proof. Hardly any other plants can boast that attribute.
The length of the Sensitive Fern's leaf blade ranges from 12 to 35 centimeters.