Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis is a spectacular, majestic fern that thrives in bogs and wet areas, where it frequently reaches up to four feet plus. American Regal Fern grows more modestly in the home garden. A deciduous plant that forms a colony by rhizomes.
Ferns thrive in neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil. Excellent for mass plantings, bog gardens, containers, in woodlands and naturalized landscapes.