Cinnamon fern

Osmunda cinnamomea

  • Osmunda cinnamomea is a bold rhizomatous fern with a striking vase shaped habit.
  • Plants have a substantial woody crown that produces dark wiry fibrous roots and short spreading rhizomes.
  • Grows best in dappled to light shade with rich consistently moist or wet soil.
  • Thrive in humus rich sandy or peaty soils with acid pH.
  • Tolerates part sun in wet sites or garden situations with regular irrigation.
  • Pest resistant and unpalatable to deer and other herbivores.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 2-3 feet
Spacing: 2-3 ft
Zone: 3-7
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Osmunda cinnamomea:

Bristly root crown, (Osmunda Fiber) is used as a potting medium for orchids

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Characteristics & Attributes

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Shade/ Part Shade

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer