Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’ Purple-stemmed Royal Fern
Royal Fern is one of the largest and most spectacular ferns for the garden. These plants form a distinctive clump of tall, arching fronds of bright green divided leaves. New growth in spring is purplish in colour, while the stems retain the colour all season long. Brownish spore-bearing pinnae are clustered at the end of each leafy frond in a short spike. Loves moist to wet soil, tolerating full sun in cool summer regions. Old leaves should be pruned to the ground in late winter. Deciduous
Additional Product Info
Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade or Full Shade
Height: 90-150 cm 35-59 Inches
Spread: 75-90 cm 29-35 Inches
Foilage Shade: Deep Green
Moisture: Average or Moist or Wet
Uses: Alpine & Rock Garden's, Attracts Butterflies,Borders,Containers, Cut Flower, Edging, Massed, Woodland
Early Spring: Divide or transplant as soon as new growth appears, and water well if it is unseasonably dry, as plants prefer an evenly moist soil. Fertilize gently with a slow-release fertilizer or use an organic mulch. Recently planted Ferns may be slow to appear, but be patient.
Mid-Spring: Water consistently if rainfall is not sufficient to keep soil moist. Apply a 2″ thick mulch of composted leaves or pine needles.
Late Spring: Watch for slug or snail damage and treat as necessary.
Summer: Continue regular watering as needed to maintain soil moisture.
Fall: Cut foliage back to soil level when it dies back after a heavy frost. When the ground freezes, mulch to protect plants from heaving out of the soil in winter.
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