Ostrich Fern

Ostrich Fern

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

The Ostrich is a majestic vase-shaped fern that can grow to 6' tall in moist, moderate climates; in less hospitable areas, to only 2-3'.

Very hardy. Best in woodland or waterside sites, need rich soil, ample water and shade. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes.       

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Perennial, tuberous - bulb, rhizome, etc.
Foliage Type Winter Dormant
Height 2' - 5'
Spread 1' - 4'
Shape Clump-forming
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Green
Seasonal Foliage Color (Glossy) Green
Great for Naturalizing Areas? Yes
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Full or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences Very Moist (not standing water): Ensure adequate drainage is provided for planting area 
Cold Hardiness Zone 3 to 8