European Ostrich Fern
|Description||An excellent fern for woodland gardens and damp areas such as edging around a pond, with large, graceful, light green fronds that resemble showy ostrich plumes. Spreads slowly by underground stems. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Foliage clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; slowly spreads.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer frequently during the growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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