Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum [formerly Osumunda] cinnamomea)

Cinnamon Fern
Osmundastrum cinnamomea
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Cinnamon Fern
Osmundastrum cinnamomea
Osmundiastrum cinna.JPG

Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum [formerly Osumunda] cinnamomea)

8.00

Stock Note: We are currently out of 4" starts but we do have well established 5" starts available for $8.00 each.

The name "Cinnamon Fern" comes from the distinctive upright fertile fronds which arise in late spring.  As spores mature and begin to shed, these bead-like green spore bundles turn a bright fuzzy bronze as if they have been dusted with cinnamon!  The feather shaped vase-like sterile fronds are not quite 2 times divided with a slightly waxy sheen that helps the fronds to persist through the late summer until frost colors them in autumn and they collapse soon after.  This fern bears a conspicuous tuft of golden-brown hairs on the back of the blade where the pinnae meet the center stem or rachis.  Cinnamon ferns colonize readily in a site that is shaded, boggy and fairly acidic for those gardeners that have room to allow them a free romp by a stream or pond.

Frond Condition: Deciduous 

Mature Size: 2-4' erect habit 

Origin: North America 

Cultural Requirements: Part sun to shade, moist to wet bog

USDA Zones: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

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