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Comptonia peregrina

Sweetfern

  • »  Colonizing ground cover
  • »  Sweet smelling green foliage
  • »  Great for sandy dry areas
  • »  Native to Eastern North America

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You can abuse this tough, tenacious native all you want, but you'll be hard pressed to break its spirit! Upright growing with deep green, lustrous, sweet scented, fern-like foliage, Sweetfern colonizes by spreading stolons and will hold ground in the sandiest, most infertile soils you can imagine, and thrive where other ornamentals fail.

Attributes
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Native
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Vigorous
Flower Color
Yellow
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Habit
Ground Cover
Trailing
Upright
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Comptonia peregrina

Does best in full to part sun and most soils.