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