Matteuccia Struthiopteris Ostrich Fern



Matteuccia struthiopteris - Ostrich Fern

A deciduous, native, clumping fern for cooler climates. Large, erect, green fronds grow to 4' long and 1' wide and form a vase shaped clump. Much smaller, brown, fertile fronds emerge in the center and stay brown through the year. Ostrich Fern spreads and colonizes by rhizomes. Will grow in average, medium to wet soil. Thrives in rich, moist soil. Will not tolerate the heat and humidity in the deep South. Use for a ground cover or edging in the shade garden, woodland areas and along stream and pond banks. Ostrich Fern does not like to dry out and requires consistent moisture. Sun exposure is tolerated in colder climates with enough water.

    • Part Shade to Shade
    • Deciduous
    • Native to the Northern U.S.
    • Clumping, spreads by rhizomes
    • Fine textured,light green,lacy-like fronds
    • Upright, arching habit
    • Use as ground cover
    • Height: 3-6 Feet
    • Spread: 3-4 Feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
    • Full Shade, Partial Sun
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Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

5-8 outdoors
Mature Height:
8-12 ft.
Mature Width:
4-6 ft.
Botanical Name:
Hibiscus syriacusm
Growth Rate:



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