Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Shade, part shade
Soils: Moist, rich to average
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Size: Size: 2-4 feet in height; 2-3 foot spread

A vase-shaped clump of green leaves provides height and texture to a woodland garden, pond edge, bog garden, or wetland. The cinnamon-colored fertile fronds grow upright out of the center of the plant. Tolerates some sun if soil kept moist. Deer resistant.

Garden Companions

Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens), Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea), Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Nature Benefits

• Downy wool used by hummingbirds and other birds as nest lining.

Native Habitat

Occurs in forests, shores of rivers or lakes, swamps, wetland edges.

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