Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) [mah-TOO-kee-ah stroo-thee-OP-ter-iss]

Other Names Shuttlecock Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Ostrich Fern', FERN Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich), Matteuccia struthiopteris, Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich), FERN - OSTRICH, Matteuccia pennsylvanica 1 Gal., F, Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich)
Family Onocleaceae
Why Like In May, this ornamental fern puts on a Jurassic show at the north end of the woods, with graceful fronds unfolding 3+ feet straight up, and eventually arching down.
Description
Named Cultivars Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Jumbo', Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Fern
Mature Size 4 - 6 feet tall. 3 - 4 feet wide.
Growth Rate Fast
Sun Exposure Full Shade - Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet: It is essential to water your Ostrich Fern often to maintain medium to wet conditions during the hot season. If the plant doesn’t get enough moisture, its foliage can go dormant too early.
Zones 3a - 8b
Tags Accent, Alpine Garden, Butterfly Garden, Clay Soil, Container, Cut Flowers, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Eclectic Garden, Fast Growth Rate, Ferns, Grown for Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Mass, Moist Soil, Normal Soil, Perennial, Rabbit Resistant, Sandy Soil, Thornless, Well-Drained Soil, Wet Site Tolerant
Bloom Period Non-flowering
Flower Color Part Shade To Full Shade
Foliage Color Green
 
Data Sheets
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