Osmunda cinnamomea, the cinnamon fern, has lush green vegetative fronds and cool rusty orange sporophytic fronds.
Osmunda cinnamomea is an unmistakable fern in which the spores are produced on separate stems (rather than on the backs of the fronds) that rise up into a vase of light green foliage. These turn the colour of cinnamon. Great for a shaded garden and moist to average soils. Deciduous. The fiddleheads are sometimes steamed and eaten in spring, though ostrich fern, Matteucia struthiopteris, is the more common culinary fern.
Common Name: Cinnamon Fern
Family: Osmundaceae (The Royal Fern Family)
Zone Hardiness: 2-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
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Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Sandy or alluvial soils in swamps, low woods and thickets in eastern North America. Moist areas, acidic soils, frequently in vernal seeps from sea level to 2300 m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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