Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

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Name

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

Common Name

Royal fern

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 1ltr pot.

About

Osmunda regalis purpurascens (Royal fern) is a magnificent deciduous fern that has large green fronds with purple stems that appear from a woody mound. A mature specimen may easily reach 1.5m in height.

Planting and care

Best in moist soil and a sunny or shaded position.

Ferns generally prefer shade and moist soil, especially in the hottest parts of the day. Most shady garden borders or woodland areas are perfect. If the area you are planting on is dry, or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered until they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden, but a good mulch will help greatly.

Soil

Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your soil is not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk). Adding organic matter to your soil will help retain moisture in a sandy soil or open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging. Adding a good mulch will also help keep down weeds. 

Uses

Great plants for the shady garden border, woodland planting, creating a fernery or as pot plants for a shady spot.