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Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hay Scented Fern

    Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hay Scented Fern


    The Dennstaedtia Hay Scented Fern is a popular choice for gardeners looking to add texture and visual interest to their landscape. It is a native fern species found in North America, and it is known for its delicate, lacy fronds and pleasant, hay-like fragrance. The fronds of this fern are a bright green color, and they are a wonderful addition to any garden.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-90cm / 24-36in
    • Spread: 90-120cm / 36-48in
    • Flower color: N/A
    • Flowering period: N/A
    • Foliage: Bright green, delicate, lacy fronds
    • Sunlight requirements: Part shade to full shade
    • Soil requirements: Moist, well-draining soil, pH 5.5-7.0
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    The Dennstaedtia Hay Scented Fern is perfect for woodland gardens, shade gardens, or as a ground cover in naturalized areas. It also works well in containers and hanging baskets.

    This fern is a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. It is resistant to pests and diseases and does not require frequent fertilization. Additionally, the pleasant fragrance of this fern adds to its appeal.

    Companion Plants:

    • Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' - This small hosta has rounded, blue-green leaves that will contrast nicely with the lacy, light green fronds of the Dennstaedtia punctilobula.
    • Hosta 'June' - This medium-sized hosta has blue-green leaves with creamy yellow margins that will complement the bright green color of the Dennstaedtia punctilobula.
    • Hosta 'Sum and Substance' - This large hosta has huge, chartreuse leaves that will provide a bold contrast to the delicate foliage of the Dennstaedtia punctilobula.

    Care Instructions:
    The Dennstaedtia Hay Scented Fern prefers moist, well-draining soil and part to full shade. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. This fern can be fertilized once in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. It is also recommended to remove any dead or damaged fronds throughout the growing season.

    Final Thoughts:
    The Dennstaedtia Hay Scented Fern is a beautiful and low-maintenance addition to any garden. Its unique fragrance and delicate fronds make it a standout plant in a woodland or shade garden. As a native plant species, it also helps support local ecosystems and wildlife.