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Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'
Common Name: Royal Fern Family: Osmundaceae (The Royal Fern Family)

Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'
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A large, stately, beautiful fern with light green foliage and purple stems. The foliage also has a purple tinge when young. Great for a shaded garden and moist to average soils. Deciduous.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
North America
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Swampy areas, fens and damp woodland.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom Colour 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom Time 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Trillium erectum
Epimedium perralchicum "'Fröhnleiten'"
Hosta "'Krossa Regal'"

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