Royal FernOsmunda regalis Attains giant proportions! Soft and wavy deciduous lance-shaped light green fronds can reach 3' long. Sometimes called Flowering Fern because some of the fronds have brown spore cases on their tips that lend a decorative tassel-like appearance.
One of the showiest garden ferns makes a great focal point at the waterside or in a woodland. Can reach up to 6' tall and spread to more than 9' wide at maturity.
Evolutionarily speaking, Osmunda is one of the oldest plant genera, native to North and South America and Asia. Some Royal Fern individuals are said to be 1000 years old. Ours are much younger.
Ferns make wonderful low-maintenance foliage plants that thrive in woodsy humus-rich soil and lend a serene aura to a shady garden or landscape. Mulch with 2" of leaves if necessary to keep crowns from drying out. All of our ferns are nursery propagated and not dug from the wild.
Prefers wet boggy areas and part shade. Plant 18" apart in consistently moist soil. Z2. (bare-root crowns)
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