Comptonia peregrina

Also known as:

  • Sweet Fern

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

4a-9b

Size

H:2'-4'
W:4'-6'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

rich

Water Needs:

even moisture

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly shade

Features

Foliage Season:

deciduous

Tags

broadleaf
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Prairie Nursery

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W7262 Dover Ct Westfield, Wisconsin

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Springfield, Oregon

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Williams, Oregon

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Specialty perennials, shrubs, and fruit trees.

Prairie Nursery

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W7262 Dover Ct Westfield, Wisconsin

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800-476-9453

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

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Williams, Oregon

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Sweetly aromatic fern-like leaves make this plant attractive; its tough adaptability, suckering habit, and nitrogen-fixing capabilities make it an excellent choice for a difficult dry spot. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain

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Springfield, Oregon

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Sweet form. This plant isn’t a fern but has fern like green foliage. The leaves are deeply cut and are medium green. Spring through fall, the foliage has a lovely sweet fragrance. Probably the hardiest plant we grow.

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Not a true fern, this low growing shrub does best in sandy soils, from well-drained dry sites to the edges of marshes. Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) grows in Full sun to light shade, producing fern-like leaves that have a pleasant fragrance when crushed, hence the name. Often forms large colonies, so give this plant some room. Hardy to Zones 2 ? 6.

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