Botanical name: Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'
Other names: Buckhorn brake 'Purpurascens', Herb christopher 'Purpurascens', Blooming fern 'Purpurascens', Rusty fern 'Purpurascens', Osmund royal 'Purpurascens', King fern 'Purpurascens', Common flowering fern 'Purpurascens', Ditch fern 'Purpurascens', Water fern 'Purpurascens', Royal fern 'Purpurascens'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Purpurascens' _ 'Purpurascens' is a hardy, deciduous fern, forming a large clump of bipinnate, green fronds. The fiddleheads are flushed purple in spring and the fronds turn golden in the autumn.
Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent in All seasons
Foliage: Pale-green, Purple in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Spreading, Arching
Pests: Generally pest free.
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Spores. REGISTER to read more...
Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens' (Royal fern 'Purpurascens' ) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Wildflower, Foliage only, Roof terrace, Bog garden
Cultivation: Plant in most cool, moist, light shade. This plant will also grow in full sun if given plenty of moisture. Prefers acid or neutral soils, but will tolerate alkaline soils by adding lots of fibrous compost first. Can also tolerate very wet sites.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy
Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade, Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Royal Fern (Purpurascens) - will this plant survive in a full north facing, very windy and little sun environment?
If so, will it shape/grow into a low form barrier between a wall and a pavement?
According to the site, it is not affect by vine weevil. Is this accurate?
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