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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Hay Scented Fern

 
 

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Regular Price: $19.98

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Have an area that needs some plant cover? Hay-Scented Fern’s lacy green fronds wave from upright plants that will thrive in shade to part-shade, and even sun if the soil is moist. Growing from 18-24" tall, Hay-Scented Fern will spread quickly to form colonies that can cover a large expanse. When the fronds are disturbed, the lovely scent of summertime hay wafts through the air. (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Groundcover
Groundcover
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU ASLJW03

Plant Information

18-24" tall x 24-36" wide. Hay-Scented Fern is a lush, naturalizing fern that can cover some ground! Delicate, lacy fronds emit a fresh-mown grass smell when brushed, and its bright green foliage turns a golden-russet color in fall. Use it to fill in open spaces or gaps in greenery. It’s a pushy neighbor though, so don’t plant it amongst delicate plants; place it where it has room to spread and grow. Deer resistant and easy-care, Hay-Scented Fern likes well-drained, moist soil. As with many ferns, if the soil is kept consistently moist, this one can even tolerate full sun, although it will look its best with some shade. Native to the open woods east of the Mississippi.
SKU ASLJW03
Common Name Hay Scented Fern
Botanical Name Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Foliage plant all summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Lacy yellow-green fronds.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Native
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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