Hardy, semi-evergreen with arching wide flat fronds that split into fingers at the ends (hence the name “Polydactyla”).
shade to semi-shade
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H to 120cm, S to 100cm in 3 years
Large deciduous (edible) fern with a thick rhizome that occasionally can form a small trunk. Tall arching attractively bronzed graceful fronds appear in spring. The emerging croziers are collected for food in Japan. Fronds can reach 90cm. Also used as a houseplant through spring and summer for cleaning the air. Known as Osmunda regalis var. [...]