General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Fern
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: To 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flood Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Common names
  • Royal Fern
  • Flowering Fern

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 21, 2018 9:11 AM concerning plant:
    Royal Fern has a huge native range in wetlands and swamps from tropical South America up into southern Canada and in Eurasia and Africa. It is sold by some larger, diverse conventional nurseries and native plant nurseries, but it is not common in landscapes and gardens. Most of the gardening public does not know this species and it does need constantly moist or draining wet soil to do well. This species produces brown fertile leaflets at the tips of the fronds. I would say this is the tallest and biggest fern species that I know of.
  • Posted by gingin (Fountain, Florida - Zone 8b) on Dec 6, 2011 10:45 AM concerning plant:
    This is one cool looking fern! Wonderful images
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Absolutely fabulous!! by sandnsea2 Dec 6, 2011 10:20 AM 2

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