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Cinnamon Fern

$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

See below for examples of how your plants will look upon receipt.

bareroot types

In the spring, plants will green up and bloom. See this page for further information on planting your bareroot plants.

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Reviews (9)

  • 5
    Cinnamon fern

    Posted by Rebecca Bice on 22nd Aug 2019

    This looks great with the wildflowers I planted with them.

  • 5
    Cinnamon fern

    Posted by Bobbie Rosen on 21st Aug 2019

    looks wonderful in my flower garden

  • 5
    ordered 2, potted 2, looking good 2 months later

    Posted by Jeanne Ringe on 15th Aug 2019

    Satisfied

    Satisfied

  • 4
    Cinnamon ferns

    Posted by Pamala Thompson on 12th Apr 2019

    Ordered 10 and in a week four plants are popping through the soil. Have always had a good experience with this nursery. Can’t wait for the rest to grow! Gave four stars because I am waiting on the rest. It’s all good.

  • 5
    Quality

    Posted by Rachel Dodson on 31st Mar 2017

    Quality all around, Packaged fresh and lasted till I could plant them well.

  • 5
    Pleasant aroma

    Posted by Susan Pleasant on 30th Mar 2017

    The fronds once broken or crushed have a pleasant aroma to them

  • 5
    Bag was broken

    Posted by Zander McCullough on 30th Mar 2017

    My bag was broken and the box was banged up but it looked like it survived pretty good

  • 5
    Aplus

    Posted by Sydney Polaski on 28th Mar 2017

    Whole entire company gets an A in my book. The plants were shipped fast, packaged good and secure and customer service is great.

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by William Bradford on 5th May 2016

    After removing it from the box, I proceeded to ignore it on my sunny, scorching doorstep for a day. It didn't care. I brought it inside and left it on the floor in the dark entryway for a while. It was fine there. I moved it to an upstairs room by an east-facing window late in the afternoon. It's cool with that, too.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Cinnamon Fern - Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Native to the United States and eastern Asia, the Cinnamon Fern is a low-maintenance plant commonly seen in moist, swampy areas due to its partiality to wet soils. 

This fern got its name due to the fronds taking on a cinnamon color when they are at their fertile stages. These fronds can spread out to approximately 30–150 cm in length, and 2–2.5 cm in width. These fertile pieces can be spotted not only by their brownish hue but also by the spores coming out of them. These spores end up dropping off of the fronds as colder months approach, but the fronds remain intact and in good health.

Fiddleheads also emerge from the base of the plant, which is young, curved parts of the fern that are edible. After these fiddleheads sprout out of the station, they begin to turn yellowish green in appearance and grow to be anywhere from two to four feet long.

It is recommended that cinnamon ferns be planted in full to partial shade, and in areas where the soil is known to be moist and rich in texture. They appreciate a damp environment. If planting in a pot, it is advised that the planting container is 4.5 inches or more.

Cinnamon Ferns are native to many of the world's bogs and swamps, with a natural range occurring primarily in the Americas and Eastern Asia.

The first encounter with this herbaceous plant goes back to over 75 million years ago. It was first utilized by ancient tribes such as the Abnakis and Menominees as a food source. Cherokee tribes used the fronds for their important medicinal uses such as treating colds and snakebites. 

Cinnamon Fern can grow to become very large. 

Cinnamon Fern
Latin Name: Osmunda cinnamomea
Hardy Planting Zone: 2-10
Mature Height: 24-60 inches
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Sun or Shade Preferred: Partial or Full Shade

           

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