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Osmunda regalis ‘Royal Fern’

The large, deciduous ‘Royal Fern’ has leafy looking fronds that are broad but airy and graceful. In summer, a cluster of fertile, rust-colored, delicate fronds is produced from the center of the fern. From a distance, this looks like a flower spike and explains its old name of ‘flowering fern’. Royal ferns create a focal point to any bog garden, pond margin or flower border. Grow them in sun or partial shade in moist, humus-rich soil.

This fern is an excellent selection for wet areas along ponds, streams, water gardens or in bogs. Also grows well in shaded borders, woodland gardens, wild gardens or native plant gardens. This is a fern that can suggest a tropical look but without all the fuss of winter protection. The ‘Royal Fern’ has a long life span relative to most other plant species.

Ferns are perfect for the background of the garden or in a woodland setting. Their gracefulness makes them especially suited for companions to the Hosta. Performs well in sun but prefers partial shade.

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Plant Details +

Botanical Osmunda regalis
Common Name Royal Fern
Family Osmundaceae
Size #1
Height 24-48"
Spacing 18"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Partial shade to full shade
Foliage Dark green fronds
Flower Non-flowering
Bloomtime Non-flowering

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is level with the soil surface. Water thoroughly. Easily grown in medium wet to wet soils in part shade. Prefers moist, rich, humusy, acidic soils, but adapts to lesser conditions.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.