Osmunda cinnamomea

Common name: Cinnamon Fern

Native plant

The fronds of Cinnamon Fern occur in groups, rising from a shallow, black rootstock. Fertile fronds appear first as furry fiddleheads, gradually becoming rigid and erect– turning from green to cinnamon brown. Sterile fronds arch outwards forming a vase-shaped circle enclosing the cinnamon fronds. It can reach a height of 6 ft and provides seasonal cover for birds and other wildlife. Thrives in moist soil, from full sun to partial shade. These plants spread very slowly, so they can be used as a companion plants with other natives.

Also available in quarts.

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Per unit for pint growing method $6
Flats $72

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Plant Details

Plant type

Fern

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

High Canopy Shade (Usually from oaks), Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood

Habitat

Floodplain, Moist Woods, Wetlands, Woodlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

N/A

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Retains leaves in winter Rain garden suited

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