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Osmunda claytoniana


A stately fern with light green foliage and broad leaflets.

A large, stately, beautiful fern with light green foliage characterized by broad pinnae (leaflets). Great for a shaded garden and moist to average soils. Deciduous.

Common Name: Interrupted Fern

Family: Osmundaceae (The Royal Fern Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

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Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

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Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist, wooded slopes of ravines, moist sandstone ledges and wet woodlands.

Award: GPP, AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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