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Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon-fern

Description:

Large fern that can grow 2 to 3 feet tall. Cinnamon colored fronds emerge in early summer. Grows best in moist or wet soil under full shade. Great groundcover in moist shady sites.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Osmundaceae
Plant Type:Ferns
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Fruit Timing:Spores mature early or mid-May, as the fronds uncoil, very shortly after which the fertile fronds begin to wither and soon perish
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Shade
Light Range:Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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