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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

Royal Fern



Tussock forming fern that can grow up to 6 feet tall. Spore mature mid-May to early June. Wet soils, shade to part sun.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Osmundaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Ferns
Fruit Timing:Spores mature mid May to early June, immediately after which the fertile portion withers and dies, but usually persists for some time
Global and State Rank:G5T5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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