Ostrich Fern - 25 Plants - 3.5 inch Pots
Ostrich Fern is deer resistant, but the fiddleheads are edible for humans. It's superb for naturalizing, shade gardens, woodland gardens, fern collections, and native plant collections. Ferns in 3-1/2 inch pots provide maximum visual impact in the shortest time.
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: 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!
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.
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