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Osmunda regalis

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An elegant, large fern with tall stalks unfurling into fronds which stay bright green all year before turning a warm golden, cinnamon-brown colour in autumn. In the summer once established, spore-bearing fronds appear, from a distance looking like faded flower heads.

Osmunda regalis is a superb plant for a shady spot and looks particularly good next to streams or ponds.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Osmunda regalis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Osmunda regalis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Osmunda regalis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - August.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Osmunda regalis grows to be large, clump forming fern.
Height: up to 2 m (6 ft)
Spread: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)

Notes: For enhanced winter interest, do not cut back down the dead, golden-brown fronds until late winter.

Plant Finder: about Osmunda regalis

Common names

Royal fern, Flowering fern


Osmunda regalis (Royal fern). It will grow to a height of 1.8m with long bipinnate fronds.


These are very frost-hardy ferns and will require a position in shade with moist, fertile, humus-rich soil.

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Osmunda regalis | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterWet

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