Osmunda regalis

Royal Fern

Living up to its regal name, Osmunda regalis is a very tall, deciduous, clump-forming fern, an Irish native once common in the west of Ireland. The emerging fronds are tinted copper, extending to brilliant green in summer, and colouring bronze, rust and snuff-coloured before dying back in autumn. Unusually, its spores are carried on short adapted leaves in the centre of the clump which turn a warm brown as they mature. The royal fern is lovely in a bog garden or beside a stream; it needs a cool, consistently damp site, but will tolerate full sun if these conditions are fulfilled, and looks wonderful with the sun behind it. Holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soils: wet or damp, humus-rich soil, peaty soils
Position: Partial shade, deep shade, full sun
Season of interest: Spring, summer, autumn
Hardiness: Hardy
Height to 6’6” (2m) Spread to 13’ (4m)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Out of stock
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You