Osmunda Regalis. 2/3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full sun, partial – full sun
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 1.5 – 2.5m
- Eventual Spread: 0.5 – 1m
Osmunda Regalis, also known as Royal Fern, and holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a clump forming deciduous fern with pea-green fronds and brown coloured spores, the fronds turning red/brown colour in Autumn.
Looking After Your Osmunda Regalis
Generally pest and disease free, an easy to grow low maintenance fern. Plant in a humus rich soil with the crown at soil level in a sunny or partially shaded area of the garden. Late Autumn remove any dead or damaged fronds and mulch with a well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division using the well separated crowns only. Feed with a sprinkle of bone-meal or good quality general purpose fertiliser to help encourage strong healthy fresh new growth.