Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
2-5 ft. H X 2-4 ft. W
Bloom Time Notes:
Deciduous; grows in symmetrical clump
Spores are located on fertile leaflets at the ends of fertile fronds; initially green, turning brown after spore release.
Moist woods; floodplains; swamps.
Division of clumps; can be propagated from spores
Sun or Shade:
Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis) grows in partial to full shade; moist, acidic, somewhat water-retentive soil; with plenty of water it will tolerate nearly full sun. Its feathery appearance provides good texture accent; available in nursery trade.