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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Fern-Ostrich

  • A vigorous, deciduous vase-shaped fern
  • Shamrock green arching fronds
  • Tolerant of sun in constantly moist soil



Fern-Ostrich Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Native to marshy areas and creekbeds, Ostrich ferns prefer to be grown in moist, humus-rich soil with a neutral pH. If planted in cool, moist locations, they will tolerate full sun. In general, however, they prefer open shade.

Height:

24-60 Inches

Spread:

3-4 Feet

Bloom Color:

Zone:

3-7

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Characteristics & Attributes for Matteuccia struthiopteris

Attributes:

  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water