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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

This deciduous fern gets its common name from the long, upright feathery fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. Before the fronds unfurl in the spring, they can be harvested and cooked to make a delicious side dish. Fast growth rate.  
Blooms mid-spring to fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

Deer and rabbit resistant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Partial to Full Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native