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Osmunda regalis
Osmunda regalis
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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).

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Osmunda regalis

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate