Dennstaedtia punctilobula /Hay-scented Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula   / Dennstaedtia punctilobula
In a naturalized garden setting
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In a naturalized garden setting

An agressive grower that can take over a large area

Along a path in a woodland garden

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Scientific Name: Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Common Name: Hay-scented Fern
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: Grows best in part shade to shade, but will do well in sun when the soil is kept moist. When crushed or broken the fronds emit the smell of mown hay, thus its name. Use in shady areas, in woodland gardens and in naturalized areas. Spreads agressively by rhizsomes. When well established, it has drought tolerance.