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Cinnamon Fern

Thrives in moist soil, from full sun to partial shade

Botanical Name: Osmunda cinnamomea

Height: 2-3'

Spread: 2-3'

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

What's my zone?




Mix of Sun & Shade


Cinnamon Fern thrives in wet areas. Big aggressive fronds emerge from the soil in spring and unfurl nearly upright to yellowish-green fronds that can stretch even to 4 or 5' tall depending on the area. Unique cinnamon brown fibers are found at the base of this plant and its fronds giving this plant a slightly different look and provide the basis for its name. Cinnamon Fern will tolerate sun or shade but needs ample soil moisture to make a go of it in the sun.

Plant Characteristics


  • Great Garden Performance
  • Reliable Consumer Success
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low Maintenance
  • Multi-Season Interest
  • Improvement Over Existing Selections
  • Long Blooming

Special Features

  • Cool & Unique
  • Disease Resistant
  • Pest / Insect Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Cut / Dried Flowers
  • Cut Foliage/Stems


  • Small, Urban Yards
  • Kid & Pet Friendly
  • Great in Containers
  • Edible Garden
  • Privacy Screening
  • Erosion Control
  • Wet Areas
  • Climbing

Wildlife & Environment

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies / Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Non-Invasive
  • Low Water Usage / Drought Tolerant
  • Native / Nativar

What's my hardiness zone?

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Zipcode 29201
Zone 8
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Canadian Hardiness Zone Information