Purple Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

SKU
03643
Deep purple new fronds mature to bold blue-green with purple stems. Brown, tassel-like upright floral clusters at the tips of the fronds are very ornamental. Plant in woodlands, along streams or ponds and in wet soils. Deciduous.
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Average Size at MaturityRobust clumps 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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.

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