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Dennstaedtia punctilobula (North American hay-scented fern)

Beginner
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Other names

North American hay-scented fern

Genus

Dennstaedtia Dennstaedtia

Species

D. punctilobula - D. punctilobula is a deciduous fern with erect to arching, lance-shaped, yellow-green fronds with pinnate, linear segments.


Dennstaedtia punctilobula is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Erect, Spreading

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds as necessary.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


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Where to grow

Dennstaedtia punctilobula (North American hay-scented fern) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, acid soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Site with caution as it may become invasive.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Other names

North American hay-scented fern

Genus

Dennstaedtia Dennstaedtia

Species

D. punctilobula - D. punctilobula is a deciduous fern with erect to arching, lance-shaped, yellow-green fronds with pinnate, linear segments.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Erect, Spreading


Colour

Foliage

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged fronds as necessary.

Propagation methods

Division, Spores


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dennstaedtia punctilobula (North American hay-scented fern) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, humus-rich, acid soil in full or partial shade. Will tolerate sun if soil is kept consistently moist. Site with caution as it may become invasive.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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