Scientific Name: Onoclea sensibilis
Common Name: sensitive fern
Family Name: Onocleaceae
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Fern
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Spring interest, Waterside planting
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lanceolate, Pinnately lobed
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Black, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Fronds bright green, long-stalked, 60-90(-120)cm long, triangular with lobed pinnae; separate erect spore bearing fronds up to 30cm long with bead-like sori in two rows.