Description: Deciduous fern producing dense clumps of broadly triangular, bright green fronds; produces brown or rust-colored, tassel-like fertile fronds in summer
Habit: Grows 3 to 5 feet tall
Culture: Prefers wet, marshy areas and part shade
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zones 3 through 9
This stately North American fern can be found in marshes, stream valleys, and moist woods from Newfoundland to Louisiana. It was introduced into British gardens by the early 1800s. The broad fronds and upright, shrubby habit makes this fern a very ornamental accent plant for the garden. Royal Fern’s bright yellow-gold fall color rivals that of shrubs.
This plant will ship bare root. Arrives as a Heavy Clump. zone3,zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8
Bare root planting tips:
- If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
- Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
- Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.