Comptonia peregrina

Comptonia peregrina


Sweet Fern Categories: ,


Soil: Dry-Moist, Sand, Loam, Woody Sun: Full, Partial Height: 2-5′ Blooms: April-June Leaves: 1 1/4″ to 5″ leaves are simple and alternate, linear-oblong or lance-linear, toothless but fern-like with deep rounded to squarish lobes.

Suggested uses:

Excellent foundation plant around residences, good facer plant for taller shrubs and small trees. Best used in mass plantings or repetition in the landscape.

Interesting facts:

Not actually a fern, Sweet Fern is a member of the Bayberry family. It’s fragrant leaves can be used to make herbal tea. It is said to be cure for poison ivy itching.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs