Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Green, produces edible fiddleheads, bronze fall foliage, moderate growth rate, 3-4 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, groundcover, partial to full shade, acidic.


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

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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Broad, smooth, soft green leaves, will brown at first frost, non-flowering, fast growth rate, 2-3 ft high x 3-4 ft wide, partial to full shade

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