Dennstaedtia punctilobula
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Dennstaedtia punctilobula

eastern hay-scented fern
boulder fern
cup fern

  family dennstaedtiaceae 
  genus dennstaedtia 

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Genus  Dennstaedtia Species  punctilobula Variety  Cultivar  Common names  eastern hay-scented fern   boulder fern   cup fern Family  DENNSTAEDTIACEAE Specimen number  S11500 Data source  HtZn p105;Xeri p305
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Fern Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Dennstaedtia punctilobula can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It needs a bit of a cold spell with temperatures below 15� Fahrenheit to do its best. Eastern hay-scented fern (also known as cup fern and boulder fern) needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is loamy. This species likes full sun to partial shade. It does well in dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Dennstaedtia punctilobula is a perennial. Leaves: Eastern hay-scented fern (locally known in some parts as cup fern and boulder fern) has finely textured fronds with white hairs.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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