Description: Hardy, North American perennial Deciduous fern producing dense clumps of broadly triangular, bright green fronds; produces brown or rust-colored, tassel-like fertile fronds in summer
Habit: Grows to 3 to 5 feet tall
Culture: Prefers wet, marshy areas and part shade
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 through 9
Origin: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa
Attributes: Rain garden, heavy shade, rabbit tolerant
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.
Arrives in a 4" pot.