Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis

American royal fern

Fern Facts


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

Water Needs: Wet Soils

Origin: North America, South America


Our American version of the well-known royal fern.  This strongly upright fern has thin, translucent green foliage, with the tips of the fronds bearing cocoa-brown spore-carrying structures.  Stunning focal point well-suited to a boggy site; tolerates most soils, especially favoring acidic ones; moisture a must.  

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