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Royal Fern

$5.99
Height At Maturity
Under 3 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,
Usage
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,

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 (8)

  • 5
    Royal Fern

    Posted by Bobbie Rosen on 22nd Aug 2019

    this looks great

  • 5
    Royal Fern

    Posted by Sara Jenn on 22nd Aug 2019

    this looks great in the center part of the driveway

  • 5
    Royal Fern

    Posted by Cindy Hawk on 21st Aug 2019

    This look amazing around the outside of my pool.

  • 5
    Good fern

    Posted by Hilda, MA on 31st Mar 2017

    It is a good strong fern and has hardy roots

  • 4
    Well packaged, good variety

    Posted by Lou Clark on 30th Mar 2017

    Doing well and filling out nicely

  • 5
    Gorgeous!

    Posted by Harley Nunley on 30th Mar 2017

    It is gorgeous and growing full just like I wanted.

  • 5
    Nice plants

    Posted by sc on 30th Mar 2017

    Nice healthy plants, arrived quick and fast

  • 4
    Awesome

    Posted by Raye Moorley on 28th Mar 2017

    Can't believe the color and how well it is doing with shade.

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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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Ships Year Round

Royal Fern

 

The royal fern, or Osmunda regalis spectabilis, is a perennial, deciduous fern with green, leaves that get to three to five feet tall that grow in an erect manner. Each plant contains one compound leaf or a tuft of such leaves. The plant looks much like a shrub until observed more closely. The royal fern prefers shade to partially shady conditions with plenty of moisture. The royal fern remains hardy from zones three to nine.

The young leaves and petioles emerge covered with wooly hairs that become glabrous as they mature. These petioles appear light green, tannish-yellow, or brown. These petioles look flattened at their bases and terete throughout the remainder of the leaf.

The royal fern produces both sterile and partially fertile leaves

 

More sterile leaves get produced by the plant than fertile fronds. Each leaf grows to a length of three and a half feet, and two and a half inches across. The leaves appear deltate in their outline.

The sterile leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate and include six to nine pairs of pinnate leaflets or two to three pairs of bipinnate leaflets. Pinnate leaflets of the royal fern have eight to 15 pairs of subleaflets that conclude in a terminal leaflet. These leaflets aren’t directly opposite of each other, however. Subleaflets range in size from one to two inches long and about one-third of their length wide. These subleaflets are either oblong or lanceolate in shape and smooth around their outer edges.

The top surfaces of the subleaflets look either yellow-green or medium green. The lower leaves look pale green to almost white. Tips of the subleaflets range from blunt to obtuse, while the bases appear somewhat rounded. They also have one or two basal lobes.

The sporangia of the royal fern vary from pale yellow to reddish brown. The spores themselves look bright green.

Royal ferns resemble small bushes or shrubs as they grow and looks terrific

 

 

 

 

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