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Osmunda spectabilis

Royal fern

Osmunda spectabilis is a fern native throughout the southeast. It is predominantly found in wetland habitats, and can grow in moist soils to standing water. It prefers some shade, but can grow in full sun if kept wet. During the growing season, it can reach up to six feet tall. This fern dies back completely in the winter. It has golden showy fertile fronds that unfurl in the summer and remain through fall. Osmunda spectabilis is an excellent choice as a specimen plant in a wet yard.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Osmunda spectabilis - 1 Gallon

Royal fern

15 in stock

$16.9410+ $8.47ea

Plant type

  • Fern

Mature Height

  • Up to 6'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Summer Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Floodplain

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Showy Native
  • Wetland Mitigation