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Osmunda claytoniana

Interrupted fern

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-8
2-3'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Vase-shaped Clumps
Fern
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
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Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Acidic, adaptable
Soil Preference
Average, moist to dry soils
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Rich wooded slopes and moist ledges
Eastern US to Arkansas 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
Great blue lobelia,Blue star amsonia
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Easy to grow
Sugar maple,Red oak

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