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OSMUNDA regalis 'Purpurascens'
Purple Royal Fern


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:: Osmundaceae :: OSMUNDA :: regalis :: 'Purpurascens'
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Main asset

Emergence of new fronds majestic in spring, a air of tree fern with hardiness. The Royal Fern is protected in a lot of regions.


Solid Fern, which can withstand a sunny position if the soil remains moist. Slow growth when young.

Large deciduous Fern with bipinnate fronds, growing from early spring (April) and colored in purple, then becoming dark green. The largest fronds are fertile and produce dark brown sores.

  • Uses: Back of shaded beds, woods, pond edge

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 2 m x 2 m
  • Growth: medium to fast

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: bipinnate
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: cupper
  • Flowers shape: sori


  • Soil type: humus, moist
  • Exposure: shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)