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Osmunda regalis 'Purpurascens'

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Family: Osmundaceae
Genus: Osmunda (os-MUN-duh) (Info)
Species: regalis (re-GAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpurascens

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Category:
Perennials
Ferns

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From spores

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral SilkKnoll On Apr 12, 2011, SilkKnoll from Tuskegee, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

oops. Don't know that mine are "purpurascens."

Neutral ChrisZ5 On May 21, 2010, ChrisZ5 from Tracy, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant grows is extremely slow growing. I have moved it once when it would not grow more than 1 frond a year. It is slightly larger where I have it planted now. It has been a good 5 years and this year it has 6 fronds which are now approx 6 inches long on May 21.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuskegee, Alabama
Smyrna, Georgia
Tracy, Iowa
Belleville, Michigan
Plainwell, Michigan
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Toone, Tennessee
Bellevue, Washington



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