Matteuccia struthiopteris
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Matteuccia struthiopteris


 
3.5" pot
  $8.95

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Mature Size: 3 - 6' tall, 3 - 4' wide
Light: Part to Full Shade
Blooms: Grown for foliage
Flower Color: Grown for Foliage

Available: Spring 2018

Product Code:
FERN-MAT
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Description Cultural Notes Plant Care
 
Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Ostrich Fern' (Ostrich Fern). A big, showy shade-garden specimen. Tall, bright green sterile fronds resemble ostrich plumes, hence the name. The center is composed of cinnamon-brown fertile fronds. The tightly wound immature fronds, called fiddleheads, are also used as a cooking vegetable, or eaten raw in salads when young. This species of fern is also host to some butterfly larvae. American native. Deer resistant. Tolerates sun if kept moist.

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