2' - 6'
Moist, rich, humusy, acidic
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full shade, Part shade
Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea) is a medium to large perennial fern that grows naturally in moist, boggy ground along streams and on shaded ledges and bluffs. It forms 2-3′ tall clumps which can reach 6′ with sufficient moisture. Familiar fiddleheads appear in spring, unfurling into 2-4′ long fronds which eventually turn an attractive golden yellow in autumn. Additionally, upright fertile fronds appear in early spring, quickly turning brown and offering a vibrant contrast to the yellowish-green sterile fronds. The common name Cinnamon Fern is derived from the cinnamon-colored fibers found near the frond bases. These fibers are commonly used as nesting material for birds.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!