Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’
Purple royal fern
Hardiness (USDA zones): 2-10
Size: 2' - 6'
Size (cm): 61cm-183cm
Height and Spread: Large - Over 3' in height or spread in 5 years
Light Requirements: Sun tolerant
Water Needs: Wet Soils
Garden Use: Containers, Ferns for color
Origin: Africa, Asia, Europe
A beautiful variation on the royal fern, this one emerges with purplish-red stems that it retains when the fronds are mature. Moist, wettish, acidic soils work best for this fern, in full sun to part shade.