Osmunda claytoniana
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Osmunda claytoniana

interrupted fern

  family osmundaceae 
  genus osmunda 

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Genus  Osmunda Species  claytoniana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  interrupted fern Family  OSMUNDACEAE Specimen number  S11691 Data source  HtZn p148
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Fern Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 04,29 Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 04-05 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Osmunda claytoniana can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50� Fahrenheit. Interrupted fern needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes partial to full shade. It likes moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Rhizome Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Osmunda claytoniana can be achieved using the plant's rhizomes.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Osmunda claytoniana is a perennial. Interrupted fern is deciduous in nature. Leaves: This plant has classic fern leaves.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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