Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)

Landscape size: 2-3 feet (Up to 6 feet with constant moisture)

Growing Conditions

  • Light Requirement: Part shade to full shade
  • Soil Moisture: Medium-wet
  • Soil Description: Prefers moist, rich, humusy, acidic soils, but adapts to lesser conditions.

Royal Fern is one of the largest ferns in non-tropical North America. The spore-producing inflorescence at the top of the plant resembles a group of flowers, hence one of its other common names, Flowering Fern.