Scientific Name: Osmunda regalis Form: Vase
Common Name:royal fern Texture:Medium
Family Name:OsmundaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Fern Mature Size (ht. X w.):1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Oblanceolate, Oblong, Serrulate
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Yellow Brown
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Large shade-loving fern; fronds about 1 m tall, mid green, openly odd-pinnate.