Royal Fern Osmundaregalis
Royal Fern: Osmundaregalis, which you more likely know as a Royal Fern, is an easy-care perennial species prized for its bright green foliage and ability to grow in almost any soil. The garden specialists at TN recommend this species to any gardener--even self-described beginning gardeners have success with this plant!
This fern is native to North America, stretching from northern Florida to New England. Although it grows in the wild across the eastern United States, gardeners in western states can readily cultivate it for enjoyment.
The Majestic Appearance of the Royal Fern
Royal Fern has an appearance that's similar to a small locust tree.
The fronds gracefully arch as they grow from a robust underground root system. As the plant reproduces, new fronds appear around those roots.
The fronds are a fresh and vibrant green that can revitalize the shadiest parts of your garden. The leaves grow in pairs and have oval leaves with rounded tips. The stem of each frond is also bright green. Although delicate and slender, the stems are sturdy enough to support the graceful fronds.
The Royal Fern can grow to about two feet high and sixteen inches wide in a moist, shaded spot.
Caring for Osmundaregalis
Royal Fern might be one of the easiest-to-care-for plants you will find. The key to successfully growing this species is finding the best location. It prefers damp to wet, acidic soil but does not prefer continuous flooding.
Plant this species in the shade or a semi-shaded spot for the best results. It can adapt and tolerate some sunshine but will require watering.
If you plant it in that ideal location, you will rarely need to water or care for your Royal Fern.
How Gardeners Use the Royal Fern
Osmundaregalismakes a lovely addition to any shady or partially shaded spot in your yard or garden.
● Border: Plant Royal Ferns in the middle row of a garden border. The two-foot mature height is perfect between low-growing flowers and taller shrubs in the back row.
● Shade garden: As mentioned, Osmundaregalisprefers shade. The lively green fronds will add dimension to the bare spots where nothing else will grow.
● Potted ornamental ferns: If you love the appearance of ferns, but your yard is sunny, garden pots are the solution. Pot Royal Ferns and place them on the shady side of your house.
Royal Ferns are available at TN Nursery
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