The King Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'

Pronunciation: mat-TEW-shee-uh struth-ee-OH-ter-is
SKU #40480
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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
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
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Foliage Color Light Green
Companion Plants Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.