Matteuccia struthiopteris

(Ostrich Fern)


$16.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b

Quick Overview:

Matteuccia struthiopteris, commonly called ostrich fern, is a clump-forming, upright to arching, rhizomatous, deciduous fern which typically grows 2-3′ tall in cultivation, but may reach 6′ tall in moist, cool climates in the wild.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in part shade to full shade. Best in rich soils with constant moisture. Soil must never be allowed to dry out. Spreads by underground rhizomes to form dense colonies in optimum growing conditions.

Additional information

Common Name

Ostrich Fern

Botanical Name

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Shade

Height

3 – 6 ft.

Width

5 to 8 ft.

Soil Condition

Moist

Water Needs

Consistently moist

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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