Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia pensylvanica

$15.00$25.00 + GST

Ferns come in an amazing array of texture, colour, sizes and shapes. This selection features upright, showy, finely dissected, green sterile fronds resembling long feathery Ostrich plumes. Low maintenance, pest and disease free it is a recipient of the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

TYPE Perennial SUN Part Shade to Full Shade
HEIGHT 3 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 3 ft FLOWER Late Spring, Brown fronds
ZONE 2 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Matteuccia pensylvanica
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Large, upright standing clump of big green leaves

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, groundcover or in a massed planting

Native:

Native

Invasive:

Invasive

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Sun:

Plant in a part shade to full shade location

Drainage:

Requires moist soil - Do not allow to dry out

Soil Acidity:

Does well in clay soils

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Prune off dead foliage and fertile fronds in winter

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Often in spring the opening fiddleheads are harvested in the wild as a tasty treat

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot, #2 Pot