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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Onoclea sensibilis 'Texas Too Tall'

Texas Too Tall Sensitive Fern

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Item #: 8279

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 42" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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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!