Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Dennstaedtia hirsuta 'Sohuksan'
Sohuksan Hairy Hay-Scented Fern
Item #: 8685
Zones: 4a to 8b, at least
Height: 24" tall
Dennstaedtia 'Sohuksan' is a 2012 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of an amazing groundcover fern we fell in love with when we first saw it at the US National Arboretum (USNA 56547) in front of the Asian Valley exhibit. Dennstaedtia hirsuta, which is home from Siberia south to Taiwan, is much slower to spread than our native hay-scented fern and consequently makes a fantastic deciduous, deer-resistant groundcover (4' wide in 5 years) in the garden. Dennstaedtia 'Sohuksan' has also proven to be quite sun tolerant, compared to most of our other fern selections. Our offering comes from a Barry Yinger collection on Korea's botanically rich, but very remote Sohuksan Island!