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JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon Fern

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Item #: 1366

Zones: 3a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Osmundastrum cinnamomeum) The deciduous US native Osmunda cinnamomea can be found in every state east of the Mississippi River...and Texas and Oklahoma. The stately, upright, 3' tall clumps of osmunda thrive in moist soils but also grow well under typical garden conditions...a great large foil in woodland settings. The fertile fronds of Osmunda cinnamomea arise in spring just above the sterile foliage as phallic, cinnamon-colored spikes in the center of the clump. In moist soils, a happy clump of cinnamon fern can reach 3' tall x 3' wide, although very old clumps in ideal conditions have been known to reach 6' of our finest US native plants. Recent DNA work shows that Osmunda cinnamomea is only distantly related to other osmunda ferns like Osmunda regalis and some taxonomists have moved it to another genus, Osmundastrum.

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