Caring For The Wonderful Royal Fern



Not all plants can survive without much sunlight. It can be a bit hard to come up with ideas on how to grow plants in shaded spots in the garden.

Luckily, there are royal ferns.

When everything royal seems to require attention and taking care of, these ferns add beauty to the shaded parts in the yard or in the garden where most other pants won’t thrive.

It is scientifically known as Osmunda aregalis.

With regular watering, it can survive on most kinds of soil including Alkaline and neutral although it prefers acidic soils.
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It also loves organic fertilizer so gardeners should remember to use some for optimum results.


Royal Fern Basics


Here are the basic information that gardeners need to know about royal ferns for successful planting and maintenance.

  • It is also commonly known as blooming fern.
  • It loves to grow on wet spots.
  • It falls under USDA zone 6.
  • It can survive either with full sun exposure or with partially or fully shaded areas.
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  • It can survive well in three different kinds of soil – clay, chalk, and loam. It can also thrive in poorly-drained soils or well-drained but moist soils.
  • It can grow up to 2.5 meters in height and one meter in width.
  • It can reach its full height potential in maximum of ten years.
  • Gardeners can propagate royal ferns through division. The best time for the process is usually sometime at the beginning of the spring or during the fall season. The second option is to sow ripe spores.




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