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Osmunda - Ferns

Named for Osmunder, the Saxon god of war, Osmunda are graceful, medium-sized to large deciduous ferns, with erect or arching fronds, bearing their spores on modified fertile stalks. Their roots were aggressively harvested for osmunda fiber, used for potting orchids. Useful in naturalistic plantings, as backdrops in perennial beds as well as in bog gardens, these patriarchs of the fern world are extremely hardy and ornamental. They love plenty of moisture and are deer resistant.

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Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)

Thriving in moist areas, Osmunda cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern) makes a dramatic focal point in the landscape.

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Osmunda claytoniana (Interrupted Fern)

The fertile fronds are interrupted in the middle by brown fertile leaflets (spore-bearing pinnae) which typically fall off in mid summer, thus giving this distinctive fern its common name.

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Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'(Royal Fern)

A majestic garden fern, Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' (Royal Fern) is a tall, robust, deciduous fern of upright, vase shape habit forming a large rosette of elegant, broadly divided fronds. Emerging reddish-purple in spring, their lovely foliage matures to bright green in summer before turning shades of gold and russet in fall, adding visual interest in the garden.

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Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)

Noted for its unique form and texture, Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern or Flowering Fern) is a tall, robust, deciduous fern forming a large rosette of elegant, broadly divided, bright green fronds.

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