PLANT BASE

Osmundastrum cinnamomeum

Cinnamon fern

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
2-3'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Vase-shaped Clumps
Fern
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
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Violet/ pinkish
Attractive spore spikes
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic
Soil Preference
Hummusy, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Boggy, shaded areas, bluffs
North East US to Texas and Minnesota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Heavy shade
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Heavy shade
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Golden ragwort,Great blue lobelia
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Birds use fuzz covering young fiddle heads for nesting material

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