Royal fern is a tall, deciduous, fern which
usually occurs on moist bluffs and ledges and along streams
HABITATExcellent selection for wet areas along ponds, streams, water
gardens or in bogs. Also grows well in shaded borders, woodland gardens, wild gardens or native
CHARACTERISTICS Height: 2 to 3 feet
Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Used for biomass and soil stabilization on strip mine spoils and dikes; provides food and cover for
wildlife, and pasture hay for cattle and sheep.
habitat Sandy shores, open woods, prairies, and
brackish water; pH 4.5-7.5.
characteristics A warm season bunch grass that spreads by short
rhizomes; grows from 4’-6’ tall; 12” minimum root depth; full sun; moderate drought tolerance;
moderate salt and acid tolerance; blooms from July to September in Regions 1 and 3, and June to
October in Region 2.