Ostrich Fern - 5 Bare Root Crowns
Ostrich Fern makes a most impressive statement in the shade garden. This deciduous native fern produces dark green, erect fronds that are lance-shaped and divided. The mature fronds surround immature, dark brown ones. Mature height ranges from 36 inches to 72 inches! Bare root crowns present an economical way to plant any size area.
Name(s): Matteuccia struthiopteris, Fiddlehead Fern, Ostrich Fern, Shuttlecock Fern.
Flower Color: None.
Bloom Time: Not applicable.
Foliage: Deciduous, dark green.
Height/Spread: 36 inches to 72 inches x 36 inches to 72 inches.
Climate Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, possibly hardy in 7, 8, 9, 10.
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full shade.
Soil Condition: Moist, pH 5.6 to 6.0.
Features: Deer resistant, native species, fiddleheads are edible.
Uses: Naturalizing, shade gardens, woodland gardens, fern collections, native plant collections.
Comments: Matteuccia struthiopteris thrives in partial to full shade in USDA climate zones 2 through 6, and is sometimes successful in zones 7 through 10. It requires moist soil with pH ranging from 5.6 to 6.0.
Fiddlehead fern is deer resistant; the fiddleheads are edible. It's superb for naturalizing, shade gardens, woodland gardens, fern collections, native plant collections.
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