(Mature Size: 24-60"T x 24-60"W)
(Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis)
The American Royal Fern is a spectacular, majestic fern that thrives in bogs and wet areas where it frequently reaches four feet or more.
It is not limited to life in swamps, however, and when kept moist grows well in the shady garden although it will be more modest in size.
It will happily tolerate almost full sun as well in northern climates. Look for it as a dominant plant in botanical garden waterside plantings.
As a truly ancient deciduous species it carries its green spores on separate stalks which will persist as tan frond tops.
Although most happy along a waterway, this fern will adapt to the hosta garden and add character next to some large hostas.
Would look great in a sporadic mass amongst large and giant hostas.
This native is easy to establish in gardens from Zones 2 – 10.
Hardy to zones 2 - 10. What's My Zone?
Color: Dark Green
Size: 2-5 feet tall with speading habit
Type: Hosta Companion Plant
Product Size: 4.5 Inch Container