The King Ostrich Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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, 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|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Companion Plants||Hosta (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