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Sensitive Fern

$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (5)

  • 4
    True to its name

    Posted by Not too happy on 31st Mar 2017

    This fern is sensitive to too much light and can break easy. Beware

  • 4
    Breaks easy

    Posted by Riuy on 30th Mar 2017

    Only complaint I have about this fern is that the fronds break easy.

  • 4
    Tall grower

    Posted by Sammy Nixon, Ga on 30th Mar 2017

    It is growing taller than I expected and looks good and healthy where I wanted it to grow.

  • 4
    Rapidly growing

    Posted by Cindy Susan on 28th Mar 2017

    Doing well in the shade and place that I have them planted.

  • 5
    Enjoying My PLants

    Posted by Adam Groves on 9th May 2016

    Good value and they seem to have rooted well. Hopefully this spring we'll have nice plants.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

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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Ships Year Round

Sensitive Fern- Onoclea sensibilis 

Sensitive Fern


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.

   

      

Sensitive Fern

 

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