Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, west facing
Shade type:
Damp

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Acidic / Boggy / Clay / Heavy / Moist

Royal fern, Osmunda regalis, is a large and spectacular fern, ideal for growing at the pond edge or bog garden. Plants form a distinct clump of tall, arching fronds of fresh green divided leaves. The stems and early leaves of Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' are purplish in colour, with the stems remaining purple throughout the season. It makes the perfect planting partner to other large foliage plants such as rodgersia and gunnera.

For best results grow Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' in moist, preferably acidic soil, in partial shade (full sun is tolerated in cooler regions). Prune out old leaves in late winter. It makes the perfect planting partner to other large foliage plants such as rodgersia and gunnera.

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Osmunda ‘Purpurascens’ and wildlife

Osmunda ‘Purpurascens’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Osmunda ‘Purpurascens’ poisonous?

Osmunda ‘Purpurascens’ has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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