• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; slowly spreading.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mat-TEW-shee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Clumps 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; slowly spreading.
    Foliage color:Light Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed frequently during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.