Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea

Cinnamon Fern

The Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), is a North American native that is especially adapted to wet areas where it will produce an exuberant upright bouquet of 2 to 5 feet fronds. Set in the middle of its base, the plant erects sentinels of fertile cinnamon-colored frond-spikes. These hold spores lasting well into the season and remain long after the spores are shed. These ferns make a showy contribution to landscape design in swampy areas but will adapt with a lower mature height to average soil conditions. It will tolerate some sun and lime soils but won’t reach maximum size under those conditions. They are in high demand and can be grown in an amazing climatic range from Zones 2 -10.

Habit: Crown

Range: Zones 2 - 10 Learn more about zones


Type: Deciduous

Collection(s): Hardy, Native

Casa Flora Number: 70010