Photo Courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis (Royal Fern)

Green spore-bearing fronds appear in spring, quickly turning brown. Fiddleheads pop up at the base of the plant and unfurl into sterile, chartreuse fronds. Moderate growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native