Onoclea sensibilis 'Texas Too Tall'
Texas Too Tall Sensitive Fern
Item #: 8279
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 42" tall
Origin: United States
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We snagged a piece of this unique sensitive fern from a boggy site in Caddo County, Texas in 2004, because it seemed larger than the norm. In our gardens, Onoclea 'Texas Too Tall' has produced 3.5' tall early-season red-stiped fronds compared to normal 24" fronds, but what else do you expect from Texas? Although moist soils are preferred, sensitive fern is amazingly drought-tolerant. Sensitive ferns spread by non-aggressive rhizomes just below the soil surface and will make a 6' wide deer-resistant clump in 5 years. Insulting or otherwise dissing a sensitive fern is considered a hate crime in the blue states, but say what you like in Texas!
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