Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
American 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
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.