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Sensitive Fern

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Availability:
28250
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
$17.99
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,

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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Sensitive Fern- Onoclea sensibilis 

Sensitive Fern, as its name implies, is quite susceptible to frost and cold weather, and will typically die down over winter weather. Individuals wanting an evergreen fern should consider other options. That said, the Sensitive Fern is quite hardy to sandy, acidic, or saturated soils, and can be a great option to dress up moist areas around streams or ponds. The native range of this fern is quite massive, venturing south from Newfoundland as far west as the Dakotas, and then reaching as south as Florida and Texas. Sensitive Ferns perform their best when they have been planted beside waterways or ponds.  The fronds of Sensitive Ferns are mildly toxic, and should not be planted in areas where children or pets roam untended.  This fern when mature grows small berries towards the foundation, and they turn brown during the fall months.  These are great to add to water gardens and other areas, and they bring lots of colors as they grow and become mature. 

Sensitive Fern usually will die out during the colder weather conditions and also if it receives frost but comes back the following year with gorgeous color. 

These are more sensitive than other ferns and may need a little bit more attention to growing them to become healthy.  These ferns are unusual when added to flowers gardens with brightly colored flowering plants.  This is a great way to add an exclusive look to gardens and other areas on a lawn. The fronds of the Sensitive Fern are susceptible to frost and hence its name. The plant can spread quickly to form large colonies. It releases the spores in spring after the production of fertile fronds. It has sterile and fertile fronds. The plant grows on the shores of river, swamps, lakes, and wetland margins. It has lobed compound leaves which grow from a rhizome located on the top or under the ground. The leaves are green. Its leaf stalks have scales but do not have any hairs.

The length of the Sensitive Fern's leaf blade ranges from 12 to 35 centimeters.

   

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Sensitive Fern

 

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