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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern

Plant Type: Fern
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

One of the largest and most popular perennial ferns. Dark green fronds are shaped like ostrich plumes. Clump forming, upright to arching habit. Rapid spreader requiring space to grow. Good ground cover that spreads rapidly in moist areas.





Growth Habit

THRILLER (upright)

Landscape Application:

Mass in moist, cool, shady woodland areas, bogs or water margins.

Matteuccia struthiopteris Plant Care:

Prefers rich, moist or wet soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Ostrich Fern Merit Awards and Special Collections

Ostrich Fern Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

EARLY (March-April), MIDSEASON (May-June), LATE (July-frost)

Early Season (March - April)
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate to high soil moisture.

Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

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