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The King Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'

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40480
Large, graceful fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. An excellent fern for woodland gardens and damp areas such as edging around a pond. Thrives in the hot, humid South where normal Ostrich Ferns fear to tread. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. An herbaceous perennial.
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Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationmat-TEW-shee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is
Average Size at MaturityFoliage clumps reach 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; slowly spreads.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Ligularia (Ligularia)

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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