Royal Fern

Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 4-8
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Royal Fern - Osmunda Regalis is one of the enormous ferns in North America outside of the tropics.

Royal Fern produces a large amber inflorescence in the middle of summer that could easily be mistaken for a flower, giving it the nickname “the flowering fern.” You can expect it to grow from 3 to 6 feet in height, dwarfing the ferns that most know and love. 


Royal fern has long, spindly branches with alternating green leaves on each side.

These branches grow in bunches that expand as the rhizomes below make their way through the soil. 

Although it is pretty large and beautiful, this fern is one of the slowest to reproduce. Its rhizomes will leisurely creep through your garden and pop up new offshoots as it pleases, a very fitting personality trait for a royal plant. 

You can speed up growth by planting this fern in acidic soil, as it tends to grow much more slowly in an alkaline or neutral PH. Picking a spot with high moisture retention will also ensure that your royal fern will stay happy and healthy. This species will do well in sand and clay if suitable for PH and moisture content. You might find this variety in a woodland bog or at the edge of a stream in the wild. 

You can enjoy the royal nature of this beautiful specimen in zones 3-10. It makes it a highly versatile option for almost any garden in North America. Because of the moisture requirements, this fern makes an excellent leafy green accent on the North side of your home, under a shade tree, or in any other shady location on your property. You should give these plants about 18 inches of space to spread their lovely branches.


Royal Ferns is for Sale Online at TN Nursery


Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Nice quality royal fern

    Posted by Abigail Conry on Dec 01, 2022

    This plant was packaged well and was great quality. I will be ordering again from this company.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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