Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Large and vase-shaped, with beautifully textured fronds, Ostrich Fern creates a dramatic effect in the shade garden. Excellent for naturalizing, it is a good choice for stabilizing soils along shady stream banks and …

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Plants 4" Pots
1-4 $7.99 ea.
5-10 $6.99 ea.
11+ $5.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
00960-04
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Partial, Shade
Height 3' - 5'
Bloom Color Green
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 2' - 3'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Deer Resistant

Large and vase-shaped, with beautifully textured fronds, Ostrich Fern creates a dramatic effect in the shade garden. Excellent for naturalizing, it is a good choice for stabilizing soils along shady stream banks and ravines. While many ferns prefer acid to neutral soils, Ostrich Fern is tolerant of a wider range of soils. In optimal moist conditions Ostrich Fern can spread and form dense colonies. The emerging fiddlehead shoots are considered a delicacy, when cooked. Ostrich Fern is both, deer and rabbit resistant.