Osmunda Regalis is one of the most moisture-loving shade perennials. It reaches a grand size and has gorgeous green fronds. It loves a semi-shaded area and is perfect among trees, Shade Fern , or other tall plants. It is most suited to USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.
The Royal Fern is native to North American wetlands and bogs from the Canadian border to northern Florida. It is a hardy ornamental species that can tolerate heat, cold, light flooding, and even droughts.
Royal Ferns are impressive at maturity, around three to six feet tall and four to eight feet wide.
They have large, broad, feather-shaped fronds in a bright, deep green color. The fronds display two rows of smaller leaflets, each oval in shape with gently rounded ends. These ferns typically grow upright, but they may droop or bend over from the weight of the fronds as they mature.
They reproduce via spore-bearing structures on the underside of the fronds. They do not require you to fertilize them to help them multiply.
Caring for Royal Fern Plants
Royal Fern does not require daily care
It is a hardy plant and demands only a few minutes of your time to keep it healthy. To grow and maintain Osmunda Regalis, please keep these general guidelines in mind.
● Location requirements: Royal ferns prefer moist, shady areas. They can tolerate some
sun, but they prefer dappled or filtered sunlight. You will have success in wetland
gardens, bogs, or near a pond or stream.
● Soil requirements: Royal ferns prefer rich, moist, well-draining, fertile soils. They can
tolerate a wide range of soils.
● Watering requirements: Royal ferns will thrive in moist soil types. Those in a wet or
humid climate will be all set. If your area is drier, give your ferns a deep watering every
● These few requirements are easy--almost effortless--and will ensure you have healthy
Order Your Royal Fern From Wholesale Nursery Today
Osmunda Regalis is a hardy, easy-care species with impressively handsome looks and a tall size. It's an excellent ground cover species for any shade or semi-shade garden and can help control excessive moisture. Order your royal fern from the plant pros at Wholesale Nursery today.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.