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Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern
Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern
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Comptonia peregrina - Sweet Fern

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Sweet Fern, Comptonia peregrina, is not actually a fern but a low-growing shrub with fern-like leaves that give off a pleasant fragrance when crushed. It can form a colony, so give this plant some room. Sweet Fern grows well in sandy soils, from well-drained dry sites to the edges of marshes.

  • Type: Deciduous shrub
  • Native
  • Zone: 2 to 6
  • Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
  • Spread: 4.00 to 8.00 feet
  • Bloom Time: April to May
  • Bloom Description: Yellowish green
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Water: Medium
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Insignificant
  • Leaf: Fragrant
  • Tolerate: Drought