Also known as
Blooming Fern, Bog Onion, Buckhorn Brake, Common Flowering Fern, Ditch Fern, Herb Christopher, Kidney Fern, King Fern, Osmund Royal, Osmund The Waterman, Rusty Fern, Water Fern, Regal Fern, Flowering fern
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10 years to reach maturity
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Royal Fern Overview
A beautiful, large fern that can grow to 2.5m in height bearing brown stems that turn to a reddish brown in the autumn. Ideal for planting by ponds, streams or rivers and enjoy boggy soils, however they can grow in almost any soil type. This plant has been awarded a Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
How to propagate Royal Fern
You can propagate by division in the autumn or winter or from spores as soon as they ripen.