Dennstaedtia punctiloba - Hay Scented Fern


Dennstaedtia punctiloba has quickly become one of the most widely used native ferns. It's attractive lacey foliage forms a dense carpet in partially shaded areas. The fronds give off the scent of fresh mowed hay when brushed or bruised.

Type: Fern
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Leaf: Fragrant, Good Fall
Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade