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Osmunda cinnamomea
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Plant Type: Perennials

Cinnamon fern is a regal, upright, vase-shaped fern with lustrous green fronds. Showy, spore-bearing, stiff, fertile fronds appear in early spring and turn quickly bright cinnamon-brown, hence its common name.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Grow in part to full shade. Tolerates full sun with sufficient moisture.  Prefers acidic, rich soil with constant moisture but adapts in less favorable conditions.  Grows well in wet areas, near streams or ponds.  May be slow to get established but plants are very long-lived.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

2-3 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Moist to wet water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Fresh Bouquets, Bog Plant, Peatlands, Thickets, Wet woods, Swamps , Ditches, Streambanks

Bloom Time

Grown for its attractive foliage

Critter Resistance


Part to full shade, Sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests