Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Lore||These ferns are commercially harvested for osmunda fiber, an important horticultural product used in growing orchids.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This great upstanding fern is exceptional form for wild gardens. Plant in masses under protective tree canopies and within woodland groves. A super choice for sideyards that need bold fillers. Such good form is also super valuable massed into modern gardens, particularly in the urban environment. May be added to shade borders for height or background and color. A stunning background for fountains and problem solver for acidic, light challenged gardens.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Ligularia (Ligularia); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Soloman's Seal (Polygonatum); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8