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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Pricing

Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $6
Flats $72

Plant Details

Plant type

Fern

Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Partial Sun, Shade

Environment

Requires Protected Site, Floodplain

Growth form

Colonizing

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Moderate
Fall color
Yellow

Additional information

Retains leaves in winter Rain garden suited

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