Royal Fern are among some of the lowest maintenance plants there are.
The Royal Fern grows best in zones 3 to 9 which means that it has a vast area in which it can flourish and grow. The royal fern grows to a height of around 2 to 3 feet when fully mature and is as round as it is tall at about 2 to 3 feet in width as well. The royal fern, unlike a typical forest fern, has shoots that extend from the top of the leaves as the plant goes through its growing cycle. This fern is named the royal fern for its impressive height; if well-watered and tended, they can reach up to 6 feet tall though this is an uncommon size.
The royal fern is a flowering fern so it offers a bit more interest than your typical deciduous fern might. They are easy to find in nature and tend to grow on moist bluffs and ledges.
The royal fern likes part shade to full shade so it is excellent for just about any location in your landscaping that has overhanging plants and it also tolerates wet soil and an abundance of water. If you live in a drier area, you are going to need to provide your royal fern with adequate water to grow. The fern is a very low maintenance plant that requires little more than watering in dry spells, and that will come back each year if tended well. For those that have a very wet yard and still want some greenery, the fern is the plant for you. They are perfect for rain gardens and for areas that have heavy shade, and that may even have rabbits and other rodents that may eat the leaves. The fern has vibrant green leaves and fronds that make for a fascinating plant that can make any landscaping instantly more appealing.