European Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis variety regalis)

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European Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis variety regalis)

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Stock Note: We are currently out of 4" starts but we do have well established 5" starts available for $10.00 each

This is a fern of unparalleled mimicry with the sterile fronds copying the locust tree (Robinia) leaves and the fertile panicles echoing astilbe seed heads. In the spring there are curious wooly caps on the fiddleheads which detach as the unfurling progresses. The roots form a interlacing spongy mass that was once collected and used by orchid growers as a potting media. Royal ferns can suggest a tropical look but without all the fuss of winter protection. For the maximum size they are best in a damp spot in partial to full sun, depending on the brutality of your sun! I do have several stock plants in pots but be forewarned that they soon outgrow your ability to move them around and may require a soaking tub to live in in the growing season. 

Frond Condition:  Deciduous
Mature Height: 4-6'
Origin: Europe and British Isles
Cultural Requirements:  Some Shade, Partly Shaded, Evenly Moist, Wet
USDA Zones:  2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

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