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Matteuccia struthiopteris Matteuccia struthiopteris

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

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  • Popular Fern,
  • Very Large,
  • Native,
Common Name:Fern Ostrich
Plant Type:Perennial
Brand:American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 6 Feet
Spread:3 - 4 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit

Availability: In stock

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Matteuccia struthiopteris - 5" Pot
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(Fern-Ostrich) Large and impressive, Matteuccia struthiopteris requires plenty of space to grow and is a rapid spreader. The beautiful dark green feather-like fronds are wider at the top and taper down to a bare stipe. The first set of gracefully arching leaves are sterile, can reach heights of six feet, and die back in early to midsummer. Matteuccia then forms fertile dark green 3' leaves that turn a shiny bronze-gold in the fall and shift to brown in winter. The brown fronds remain standing for a great winter interest display.
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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name Fern Ostrich
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Plant Type Perennial
Brand American Beauties Native Plants
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Native
Design Use Border, Ground Cover, Waters Edge or Bog
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring
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