Dennstaedtia punctilobula /Hay-scented Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula  / Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Hay yellow-green fronds
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Hay yellow-green fronds

Along a path in a woodland garden

A large expanse of groundcover

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Scientific Name: Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Common Name: Hay-scented Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Has lacy, narrowly triangular, arching leaves that are yellowish-green. Fronds releases a fragrance remanence of freshly mowed hay when foliage bruised or cruished. Will grow in a wide range of soils, including rocky ones. Will grow in full sun when kept moist. Used as a ground cover, but spreads too fast for use in small gardens.