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Ferns & Allies

Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis

Height: 4-6 feet
Light: Equally happy in shade or full sun
Soil Type: Very wet soil
Growth Rate: Fast
Flower Color: Produces reddish-brown fronds in midsummer
Foliage: Very long fronds with lance-shaped leaves. Grown for foliage. Deciduous

Truly regal in form, the attention-getting fronds of this beautiful fern grow to a height of six feet once established.

Royal fern is equally happy in shade or sun, as long as it’s kept moist.

Adding to its exotic look, separate “fertile” fronds laden with reddish-brown spores are produced in midsummer.