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Ostrich Fern

Botanical Name
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
4 feet
Width
4 feet
Light
Shade
Soil
Moist to wet
Planting & Care
  • Ostrich fern is best in organically rich, moist, slightly acidic soils
  • Soil should never be allowed to dry out or plants will scorch
  • Intolerant of heat
  • Shelter from wind
  • Good companion plant to spring bulbs such as Virginia Bluebells - the fronds helps disguise the declining bulb foliage
  • Naturalize in moist, shady woodland areas
Problems
None serious

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