European Ostrich Fern
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||mat-TEW-shee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; slowly spreads.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Shade Loving Foliage|
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