HAY-SCENTED FERN

FAMILY: Dennstaedtiaceae | GENUS: DENNSTAEDTIA punctilobula

TYPE
  • Ferns
  • Vines / Ground Covers
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7

Plant Details

Native from eastern Canada to the Midsouth. Deciduous fern with nely divided yellow-green fronds to 2 ft. tall arising from creeping rhizomes. Plant spreads quickly to make an attractive ground cover. Crushed fronds smell like freshly cut hay. If given adequate water, thrives even in poor, rocky soil. Can form mats that cover rocks. You may see it growing along the roadside or under rail fences in partly shaded areas.

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