Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)


Sold in 4.5β€³ (1 qt) pots

Light: Part – full shade
Soil Moisture: Consistently wet-moist, likes acidic soil
Bloom Time: Brown Fronds appear in early spring
Height x spread: 3 ft x 3 ft

It typically grows in clumps to 2-3′ tall, but with constant moisture, can reach 6′ in height. Separate spore-bearing, stiff, fertile fronds appear in early spring, quickly turning brown. The common name of this plant is in reference to the cinnamon-colored fibers found near the frond bases. According to Illinois Wildflowers, fossil records indicate that ferns in the Royal Fern family are among the oldest ferns; today’s survivors can be regarded as living fossils.

Great plant for a moist shade garden or shady rain garden.

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