Sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina) likes sandy soils and to form large patches. An aromatic, not true fern, that is used medicinally and as a strewing herb to sanctify a place.

Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) Host plant for Greystreak Butterflies - This plants grows along the trail behind my house.

Fern propagation | Ferns of all species are my favorite plants...actually, anything tropical.

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Licorice Ferns (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) Native to western North America, primarily in a narrow strip in southern Alaska, southwestern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

Sweet Fern  Sweet Fern is especially effective in repelling mosquitoes when it is burned in a fire. If you often have gatherings around the campfire, then consider growing some sweet fern to help keep the mosquitoes away!

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Sweet Fern Sweet Fern is especially effective in repelling mosquitoes when it is burned in a fire. If you often have gatherings around the campfire, then consider growing some sweet fern to help keep the mosquitoes away!

Sweet fern Comptonia peregrina  Zones: 2-8 2-3ft tall & wide Full sun-partial shade; poor-moderately fertile, moist yet well-drained soil Space 3 feet apart for coverage in 2 seasons. Sweet fern partners with special bacteria that convert gaseous nitrogen into ammonia, which the plant uses as fertilizer that helps sweet fern thrive in hot, dry, nutrient-poor soils, which few other plants can tolerate. Couple this with salt, wind, & cold tolerance and you have a supremely tough ground cover.

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Sweet Fern   (Comptonia peregrina) This small shrub forms a thicket with pleasantly fragranced foliage.

Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina) This small shrub forms a thicket with pleasantly fragranced foliage. Used for purification

I love Sweet Fern tea - but don't drink too much! And don't bother looking for it in stores - you won't find it. Comptonia peregrina (Sweet fern)

"I love Sweet Fern tea - but don't drink too much! And don't bother looking for it in stores - you won't find it.

(Tiarella 'Spring Symphony') Sweet-smelling, 10-inch-high pink cones top leaves with burgundy stripes that intensify come autumn. Zones 4-9; full shade; blooms late spring/early summer

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(Tiarella 'Spring Symphony') Sweet-smelling, 10-inch-high pink cones top leaves with burgundy stripes that intensify come autumn. Zones 4-9; full shade; blooms late spring/early summer

How to Grow Sweet Fern | Garden Guides

How to Grow Sweet Fern | Garden Guides

Botanical name: Comptonia peregrina Common name: Sweet fern  Where it will grow: Cold hardy to -50 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 2)  Typical plant communities: Habitats include forest openings, barren old fields and disturbed sites.

Botanical name: Comptonia peregrina Common name: Sweet fern Where it will grow: Cold hardy to degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone Typical plant communities: Habitats include forest openings, barren old fields and disturbed sites.

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