Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Photo by taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Onoclea sensibilis 'Supersize'
Supersize Sensitive Fern
Item #: 9212
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
In 2007, I was tromping through a bog in Horry County, SC, and spotted a patch of the deciduous sensitive fern that seemed much larger than the typical size plants that grew nearby. Upon planting a rhizome in our home garden, it didn't let me down, producing leaves much larger than normal. The giant 3' tall fronds (2' tall is normal) are comparable in size to our other giant Onoclea, 'Texas Too Tall'. When the fronds of Onoclea sensibilis 'Supersize' emerge in spring, they also have a nice red central stipe, whose color later fades in the heat. Moist rich soils will produce the largest size plants. Remember that these spread by rhizomes, so don't plant them near other less aggressive plants.
Leaf Color: Green
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Green Roofs , Living Wall
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