Sweet Fern is a native shrub with a unique citronella scent and incredible durability. It controls erosion and grows on hot dusty bands that nothing else likes (it fixes nitrogen on its roots). Wide spreading habit and tiny, long glossy textured leaves that resemble tiny fern fronds. Small, greenish catkin flowers in the spring. Greenish-yellow flowers appear between April and May.
One of our New England Meadows, a selected list made up of perennials that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow situations. This list includes both open pollinated and horticultural selections.
One of our Wicked Ruggeds, a list with our choices for perennials that stand the test of time... rugged, hardy and durable.
- Botanical Name
- Comptonia peregrina
- Common Name
- Sweet Fern
- Hardy to Zone
- Sun/Part Shade