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Osmunda regalis

Royal Fern

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Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)

A regal fern that produces huge, graceful clumps when mature, has smooth textured, pale green divided fronds, two to three feet long, that change to brilliant yellow in the fall.

Additional Information:


Height
2-3 Feet

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Spread
-2 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Green


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina), Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Cover