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Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

Purple Royal Fern

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Osmunda regalis is a spectacular fern for a moist soil or even in a pond margin with huge, yet delightfully airy, bi-pinnate leaves of the freshest green. The Royal Fern grows from a dense and fibrous rhizome that, in time, forms immense mounds from which patches of beautiful new fiddle heads emerge in spring. This dense rhizome happens to be the almost perfect medium upon which to grow orchids and, during Victorian ‘Orchid-mania’ was harvested almost to extinction. Fertile fronds replace the top portion of the usual leaves with rusty-brown spore-bearing leaves, adding interest. The cultivar 'Purpurascens' is especially attractive with distinctly purple new growth and midribs.

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' Identification Sheet

Pan global, including British Isles
regalis 'Purpurascens'
Common name(s)
Purple Royal Fern
Full sun to part shade, moist soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Fully hardy
Skill level

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We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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