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Cinnamon Fern

SKU: AM014398
per Plant - 2" Pot
No longer available this season.
A focal point for a special spot, Cinnamon Fern, with its strong arching green fronds and rusty red spikes, adds a dramatic element to any shady area. Growing from 2-5 feet tall, it loves attention but is an easy-care plant when kept consistently moist. Plant a group of 3 or 5 for a beautiful show. (Osmunda cinnamonea)
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Botanical Name
Osmunda cinnamomea
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Foliage plant all summer


24-36' tall x 24-36 wide. Cinnamon Fern’s tall narrow spikes of cinnamon-colored spore-producing material reach up like giant cinnamon sticks from the center of the plant in spring - it’s easy to see where it gets its common name. Contrasting with the blue-green 4-foot fronds, this is an elegant and unusual fern. Plant it in partial to full shade, in humus-rich soil, where there is plenty of moisture. Excellent along a streamside or water garden. Lovely planted with Hosta, Coral Bells, Bleeding Heart, and other shade loving plants. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring. Native to North America and deer resistant too.