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Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’

Osmunda

Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’ (F-0032)

Each 12.25

PREORDER FOR SPRING 2024

<i>Osmunda regalis</i> ‘Purpurascens’

Though the genus could exalt a Scandinavian rune writer of 1025, or the Saxon’s name for the god Thor, the specific epithet aptly denotes Royal Fern’s majestic presence. Kin to the Eurasian and North American native, this robust AGM-winning cultivar headlines a grand three-season performance. New reddish purple spring growth looks a bit like sweet-pea foliage, and as the weather warms, the shapely deciduous flourish of broad fronds features stout upright maroon stems plus large, well-separated bright green leaflets, which support unique spore-laden flower-like tassels for midsummer intrigue and transmute cozy gold and russet colors for fall. ‘Purpurascens’s non-finicky, bold textured demeanor can be ensconced in shady, consistently-moist woodland gardens, and prairie or native plantings plus pond and streamside venues.

Size: 2' 0" – 4' 0" high x 2' 0" – 4' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

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Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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