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Dennstaedtia punctiloba

Dennstaedia is a genus of deciduous ferns. They provide groundcover by forming rapidly-spreading colonies in the woodland and beyond.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSome species have scented fronds. Note, although some are native, they show invasive growth.

CareMoist, acidic soil in partial to deep shade. Most prefer full to partial shade, but with consistent moisture, some can tolerate full sun. Once established, they are tolerant of a wide range of soils and are completely low maintenance.

PropagationDivide in spring.

ProblemsSlugs, snails.

Species and cultivars

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Winter Interest

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