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The Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis

The Sensitive Fern has striking pinkish bronze foliage as it unfurls in spring before the foliage turns matt green. The fern is deciduous.

The flat green fronds add texture and difference to a garden and makes a wonderful backdrop for bright, bold colours.

The foliage is very striking and adds interest under shrubs and trees. A good fern for a large container.

Native to:
East Asia
Eventual height:
0.6 m
Eventual width:
0.6 m
Full-half hardy
Partial shade
Moist, humus-rich fertile soil
Pinky bronze maturing to bold green


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This deciduous fern needs protection from frost - plant in a sheltered spot and ensure the soil does not dry out

Further information

The young foliage can be used as a vegetable and are considered as a delicacy in Asia. The Sensitive fern has also some medicinal uses.

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