Matteuccia struthiopteris

(1 customer review)
  • Popular Fern,
  • Very Large,
  • Native

Ships in Spring

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

(1 customer review)
  • Popular Fern,
  • Very Large,
  • Native

Ships in Spring

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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.

Matteuccia struthiopteris
Common Name: Fern Ostrich
Plant Type: Perennial
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7What is my zone?
Max Height: 3 – 6 Feet
Max Spread: 3 – 4 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.), Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Native
Design Use: Border, Ground Cover, Waters Edge or Bog
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Fall
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1 review for Matteuccia struthiopteris

  1. Stephanie R

    Classic fern! Great leaves and showy. Great back drop in your garden or filler plant. Can be used for lots of areas!

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