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Sensitive fern has a gentle chartreuse coloration with moderately course, large leaves. Can handle clay soils but requires consistent moisture. Grows well in part to full shade in moist garden soil. Deer and rabbit resistant. The name, sensitive fern, is given because of this species tendency to have it's foliage die-back with the first frost.
Height : 2-4 feet (60-120 cm) Spread : 1-2 feet (30-60 cm)
Bloom Period : June to August
Light : Part Sun to Full Shade
Water : Medium to Wet
Soil : Loam, Clay
Zone : 3-9
Native Habitat : Woodlands, moist areas
Landscape Uses : Shade gardens, woodland naturalization, rain gardens