Sweet Fern

 - Comptonia peregrina

Light: Full Sun, Partial
Soil: Sand, Loam
Moisture: Dry, Medium, Moist
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Deer Resistant
Height: 2'-5'
Blooms: Apr, May, Jun
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Color: Green
Spacing: 2'-3'
Root: Rhizome

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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. Sweet Fern is a larval host plant for the Grey Hairstreak Butterfly.

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