Hay Scented Fern
Hay Scented Fern, known as the Western Sword Fern, is a popular landscaping plant native to North America. This fern is named for its distinctive scent, which resembles freshly mown hay. Here are some ways that the Fern can be used in landscaping.
Groundcover: This Fern is an excellent groundcover, spreading easily and quickly over large areas. It is particularly effective in shady areas where other groundcovers may struggle.
Hay Scent Fern can also be used to create borders around garden beds or along pathways
Its fronds can grow up to 4 feet long, making it a good choice for taller borders.
Rock gardens: The Fern's ability to spread quickly and tolerate dry conditions make it a good choice for rock gardens.
Woodland gardens: As a native plant, the Fern is well-suited for woodland gardens. It thrives in shady conditions and can help to create a natural, forested look.
Erosion control: The Fern's spreading habit and deep root system make it a good choice for erosion control projects. The Fern is a versatile and attractive plant used in various landscaping projects. It's low maintenance and an easy option for busy homeowners.
It's a perfectly-sized plant well-suited for U.S.D.A. growing zones 3 through 8. It prefers a mix of sun and shade but will also adapt to complete shade.
Hay Scented Fern is a species native to eastern North America
It is a common sight in woodlands, along streams, and in rocky areas of the eastern mountains, southern Appalachians, and Ozarks, in particular. This fern gets its name from its distinctive hay-like scent, which is most noticeable when dry or crushed.
The casual good looks of this fern make it a common garden ornamental plant. Many Wholesale Nursery customers use it as ground cover, accent flower beds, or place near water features or fountains in shaded areas. It also stabilizes soil on slopes and in other erosion control applications.
The fronds of this fern are bright green and form a triangle with a hair-like texture that's soft to the touch. It stays relatively short, usually under 2' but will become as broad as 4' to cover much ground faster than you might imagine.
Caring for the Fern
The fern is a hardy and undemanding plant that will need very little care--it does not even require you to fertilize it. They are generally disease-resistant and pest-resistant.
Below are the few occasional tasks you can expect:
● Location: Hay-scented fern prefers partial to full shade and well-drained soil. It thrives in almost every soil type.
● Watering needs: Keep the soil somewhat moist without flooding the roots.
● Pruning: Remove any brown or damaged fronds in the earliest days of spring. This quick task will help hasten new growth.
Order Your Set of 2 Hay-Scented Ferns Today
Dennstaedtia Punctilobula is a lovely fern that is ideal for partial shade and has a soft, earthy hay scent. Its leaves emerge from early to mid-spring, giving you a long season to enjoy. Order your hay-scented fern from Wholesale Nursery today.
Delivered promptly in great condition. Planted immediately. Still waiting to see growth. Patience.
all living, all great.
planted roots but they do not show yet
I was going to tell a ferny joke, but seriously, everything arrived alive.
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Came as a bag of loose rhizomes. They all seemed healthy and had a snap to them. I got a lot more than the 25 I ordered. I don't know if this was a mistake, or they are just very generous with this variety.
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