Photos by Laura Arsie

Onoclea sensibilis

SENSITIVE FERN (Onoclea sensibilis)

A splendid native fern with rounded edges to its leaflets, it can be a bit invasive in moist soil. If space is limited, stick it in a container where it will look equally handsome. Zone 3.

Combine with: Giant merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora), sedges (Carex) such as ?Ice Dance? and the strongly vertical form of Solomon?s seal (Polygonatum)