Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern

Container Size: Quart

Featured Plant Category: Rain Gardens

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Average to rich, well-drained

Light Requirements: Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



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Sensitive fern is a unique looking, colony-forming fern, mainly found in moist woodlands. An attractive addition to any shaded native garden. Also known as bead fern, it puts out a shoot containing bead-like spores. The “sensitive” part of it’s name derives from it’s sensitivity to frost. In the right conditions however, it will return year after year.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions3.5 × 3.5 × 12 in
Bloom Time


Container Size



3 to 4'

Light Requirements

Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Average to rich, well-drained.