Onoclea Sensibilis. 3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full shade, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 0.5 – 1m
- Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 2.5m
Onoclea Sensibilis, also known as Sensitive fern and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is an upright, clump forming, deciduous fern, producing broad, lance shaped, arching, pale green, sterile wavy-margined fronds up to 1 m in the Spring, its fertile fronds being produced late Summer also lance shaped, are more upright in habit.
Looking After Your Onoclea Sensibilis
Generally pest and disease free, a moisture loving fern, preferring a humus rich soil, and shady position within the garden, an ideal water-side plant. Late autumn remove any dead or damaged fronds and provide a generous mulch of well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division or re-locate to a new site, also giving a good sprinkle of bone meal or a general purpose fertiliser to encourage fresh new growth.