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
HARDY to -40 °F (-40 °C) 

4-6 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide 
Deer and rabbit resistant

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

Beautiful sprays of cream-coloured lacy flowers emerge and cover deep green foliage. Tends to be a slow-grower the first couple of seasons and then can grow

Blooms in late spring/early summer
2.5-3 ft x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant
Attracts bees

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This mat-forming ground cover features small, delicate white 4-petalled flowers in loose cymes on foliage of tall, thin, square stems bearing dark green leaves. The entire plant is fragrant, giving off the scent of freshly mown hay when crushed. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to mid-spring
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.75-1.5 ft spread
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Groundcover

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Clump-forming rose-pink leaves that darken to bronze-pink as they mature. Small bell-shaped flowers appear on tall stems early in the season. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Moderate salt tolerance

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These shade-loving, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennials bear leaves that are medium green with chartreuse rippled margins. Lavender bell-shaped flowers bloom on one-sided racemes atop tall bracted scapes. Slow growth rate. Sport of “Gold Drop”.

Blooms mid to late summer
0.5-1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance
Heat and humidity tolerant

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Grey-green fronds with a leathery, deeply cut appearance grow lush on this woodland fern. Grown best in part to full shade with humusy, moist soil rich in organic matter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring to summer
2.5-3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Wet soil tolerant

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Long bright green fronds with triangular pinnae. Fertile fronds appear in late summer, turning brown and staying upright though winter. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to fall
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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