Osmunda regalis

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Wet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Size: 24-42 inches in height; 24-36 inch spread

Plant Royal Fern as a visual attraction in a moist to wet woodland or native shade garden. In spring the red fronds unfurl then mature to orange then green. Fertile fronds grow late in the season. Great fall color of gold and brown. Deer resistant.

Garden Companions

Blue flag (Iris versicolor), White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra), Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum), Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Nature Benefits

• Multiple plants provide protective cover for animals and birds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in swamps, shorelines, riparian forests.

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