Interrupted fern

Osmunda claytoniana

  • Deeply divided ferns that have fruiting bodies produced on lower portions of fronds in between the pinnae
  • Sterile fronds will form a vase around the fertile fronds- hence the nickname Interrupted fern
  • Newly emerging fiddleheads are silvery-white
  • Can adapt to full sun and drier soils

Height: 3-4 ft
Color: Non-Flowering

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Characteristics & Attributes

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Shade/ Part Shade

Soil Moisture:

» Average Water
» Dry Soil
» Moist, Well Drained


» Great Foliage
» Native

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer