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Shady areas of the garden needn't be dull as there are lots of attractive plants that will thrive in low light conditions.
Osmunda regalis, Royal fern
Latin nameOsmunda regalis
Common nameRoyal fern
Type of plantFern
Flower colourN/A
Leaf colourBright green
Height and spread2m x 1m (6.6ft x 3.3ft)
This handsome deciduous fern has bright green fronds. In summer, rust-brown fertile fronds appear, which look a bit like flowers. Needs moist soil.
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