Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

royal fern

Osmundaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-4 ft    Width: to 3 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      orange
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Lacy specimen plant in wet settings. Useful in fern gardens or beside a shady water feature. Useful around drainage ponds.
Considerations: Needs periodic removal of old fronds.
Propagation: Spreads rarely from spores (Osorio 2001). Does not spread vegetatively.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Native Habitats: Dome swamp, cutthroat seep. Wet woods, usually with acid soil. Shallow swamps, bogs, shallow ponds, stream banks, hydric seep slopes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B