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Osmunda regalis


Royal Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.046.100


Native all over the Northern Hemisphere, Royal Fern is one of the largest and most spectacular species for the garden. It forms an upright clump with tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. Brownish spore-bearing pinnae are clustered at the end of each leafy frond in a short spike. Loves moist to wet soil, tolerating full sun in cool summer regions. Old leaves should be pruned to the ground in late winter. Deciduous. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

Further details for
Osmunda regalis

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Osmunda regalis


Royal Fern

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 9.046.100


Native all over the Northern Hemisphere, Royal Fern is one of the largest and most spectacular species for the garden. It forms an upright clump with tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. Brownish spore-bearing pinnae are clustered at the end of each leafy frond in a short spike. Loves moist to wet soil, tolerating full sun in cool summer regions. Old leaves should be pruned to the ground in late winter. Deciduous. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

Further details for
Osmunda regalis

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
  Wet
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
  Specimen
  Waterside
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
Height
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
Spread
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium