European Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Pronunciation: mat-TEW-shee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is
SKU #03645
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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Foliage Color Light Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
CARE
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.

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