Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis  


Unlike its name suggests this Fern is a robust species naturally found in low, wet places. It prefers rich, organic soil, even tolerating somewhat acidic soil. The leaflets are bolder, wider and less sharply indented than most ferns. Spreads by rhizomes and will soon form a generous colony. Fruiting fronds provide winter interest. 

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial Fern

    Height: 1-2 Feet

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Wet to Moist, Loam/Organic & Average Soil

    Habitat: Swamps, Wet Open Woods & Meadows

Pot Sizes

Nursery Location:

(Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

5420 Hwy 6 

Guelph ON 

N1H 6J2

Phone: 519-760-0055


Mailing Address:

2 Cassino Avenue

Guelph, ON

N1E 2H8

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