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