Dennstaedtia punctilobula, Hay Scented Fern
HAY SCENTED FERN GROWS ON THE EAST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA
Hay Scented Fern, also known as the Dennstaedtia Punctilobula is an extremely popular plant. It can be identified by its lacy, light green, yellow fronds. These fronds are triangular. This fern can be found growing in open wooded areas. It is an extremely fast growing deciduous native that tends to grow in large colonies, and often times forms a carpet. Therefore, it should be planted in an area you would not mind it spreading around in since it does tend to become more than a little invasive. It is really easy to cultivate and can thrive in many areas. It is not the plant to put beside other things but if you have a place that you need to cover quickly and inexpensively it is also great because it is deer resistant, so you it won't be eaten at or picked apart. It is drought tolerant and can stand up to salt spray. When the fronds are crushed, they emit a fragrance similar to that of sweet, fresh mowed hay, which is the reason behind its namesake. This plant is beautiful, harmless, and its persistent will to live puts it at the top of the list for many plant lovers. Most green thumbs will agree this fern is definitely worth considering.
HAY-SCENTED FERN IS A LARGE FERN
This fern has a nice delicate appearance. They are very fast growers and can be used for ground coverage as it will prevent soil erosion. It’s an excellent all around fern for sloped areas and to use in hardening as a boarder fern. They are very well liked in northern America.