osmunda regalis (royal fern, flowering fern) native

Size: 9cm pot

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  • unique, widely spaced, oblong leaflets, with a distinct, central vein
  • pale green leaves in sunlight
  • deeper green in shade with reddish stems
  • some fronds are fertile and have brown, flower-like leaflets at the tip
  • upright and clumping form with wiry, exposed, black roots
  • a deeply rooted fern when established
  • deciduous
  • non-flowering
  • zone 4 
  • height 90-150cm 
  • spread 60-90cm
  • osmunda thrives in a moist soil, in partial to full shade
  • needs constant moisture and do not like to dry out
  • in wet bogs or swamps, it is known to grow to extreme heights of 200 cm plus and can replicate a dense jungle
  • with adequate moisture, they will thrive in full sun
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • bog or water garden
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)