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Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Hay Scented Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula - Hay Scented Fern - Deciduous.  Narrow, triangular, light green fronds can reach 30" long.  Clumps creep and spread agressively by rhizomes.  Thrives in rich, moist, acidic soil with average water in part sun to shade.  Hayscented Fern is an adaptable fern.  It will tolerate full sun with consistent moisture and grow in a variety of soil types including poor, rocky soils. Tolerates dry soil once established.  Full sun exposure requires consistent moisture.  Use for a ground cover, naturalizing, shade gardens and, woodland areas.  Mature height 15"-30", spread 24"-36"

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  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Deciduous
  • Native to Eastern North America
  • Fronds triangular and arching
  • Clumps creep and colonize by rhizomes
  • Works well as ground cover
  • Adaptable and tolerant
  • Smells of hay when brushed
  • Height: 15-30 Inches
  • Spread: 24-36 Inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Sun
Full Shade
Attributes
Native
Fast Growing
Low Maintenance
Ground Cover
Woodland Garden
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Erosion Control
Fragrant
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Clumping
Upright
Creeping
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Fall
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Bog
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Well Drained Soil
Hay Scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula from Classic Groundcovers