Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Wet soil tolerant

Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 in)


Receiving its name from the tendency to wither at the first slight frost, the sensitive fern grows naturally in wet meadows and woods. Sensitive fern leaves will add a lovely touch to a wetland or woodland garden, as they are large and very green.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Ferns website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email