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Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis/Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis / Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
A special variety of the royal fern
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A special variety of the royal fern

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Scientific Name: Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis
Common Name: Royal Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Easy to grow in medium to wet soils in shade. It will sometimes grow in shallow water. If there is plenty of moisture available to this fern, it can grow in sun. Fronds turn yellow to brown in autumn. Has massive, creeping root system that can extend above the ground level like a short trunk.