Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis)
Image: Pinelands Nursery
Osmunda regalis or the Royal Fern is a 4-6' tall deciduous fern featuring broad fronds with large alternating leaflets. In the autumn, fronds may turn yellow-brown. The spores are located in the brown, fertile fronds. The plant tolerates deer, clay, and heavy shade.
Plant in rich, moist, humusy and acidic soils in partial shade. Royal Ferns can tolerate full sun, but require consistent moisture.
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