Ostrich Fern


Perennial Ostrich Fern – fern MATTEUCCIA struthiopteris. 3′-6′ tall, 3’-4’ spread, part-full shade. The dark green, pinnate fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes, being much wider at the top and tapering down to a bare stipe. The first set of leaves has a gracefully arching form. The leaves turn a shiny bronze-gold in fall, becoming brown in winter. Zones 3-7. Potted in 3” pots.

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Ferns grows best in moist soil with a neutral to moderately acidic pH. Partial to full shade is best; some sunlight is necessary to draw out the coloring. To protect the crowns and tender shoots in the spring, it is best to leave the old fronds on the plant over the winter. They can be removed in the spring when the new fronds reach 6 inches tall. If division is necessary, do so in the spring.

Garden Style:
Asian, Eclectic, Woodland Shade
Other Features:
Border Plant, Cut Foliage, Ground Cover, Attractive Foliage

Plant Height 37-48 in



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