Osmunda regalis

2 litre pot £18.99
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5 litre pot £24.99
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Buy Osmunda regalis royal fern: Magnificent giant fern. Great beside water

This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile, humus-rich, preferably acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A stunning, giant fern that really lives up to its regal name. In spring, huge, bright green fronds unfurl and filter the sunlight. In autumn, they turn bronze before dying back. This deciduous fern forms a natural, rounded shape and looks fantastic planted near a pond or stream, where its feathery fronds will be reflected in the water. It likes damp, preferably acid soil, and looks breathtaking with other moisture-loving, large foliage plants such as rodgersia and gunnera.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or early spring.

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might buy an other one or two


Use it to extend my fern collection in what I call a Woodland Garden


S.W. Scotland




Planted this down a bank that backs onto woods, which I like to naturalise, the plant was beautiful and Healthly. Unfortunately the deer also thought it was lovely and tasty as well and have eaten every scrap of it. Not good so would not recommend if you have deer.

Bills Mum

East Sussex


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Plants for boggy area? Dear Crocus I have an area in my woodland that is really, really, boggy, can you advice on what plants would be suitable. Many thanks. Emma

emma freeman

Hello Emma, There are a few plants that will thrive in boggy soil - here are some of the best:- Gunnera manicata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/gunnera-manicata-/classid.2880/ Osmunda regalis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ferns/classid.1834/ Carex elata Aurea http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/grasses/carex-elata-aurea/classid.77799/ Ligularia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.ligularia/ Astilbe Fanal http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/astilbe-fanal-%C3%97-arendsii/classid.2579/ Zantedeschia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.zantedeschia/ Sambucus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.sambucus/ Rodgersia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.rodgersia/ Hostas http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.hosta/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

emma freeman

Dear Helen Many thanks for list of plants I have ordered several of them. Regards

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