Matteuccia struthiopteris

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Ostrich Fern

USDA Hardiness Zone 2

Foliage is shamrock green with vase-shaped arching fronds.
Exhibits nice golden fall color. A vigorous, tolerant, deciduous fern.
Mature size is largely dependent upon where it is situated.

Height

24-60 Inches

Spread

24-36 Inches

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of sun if in moist soil.

When to Divide

spring, only if needed

Good Companions

Japanese Windflower Anemone (Anemone ), Columbine (Aquilegia ), False Spirea (Astilbe thunbergii), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Bugbane (Cimicifuga ramosa), Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis), Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris), Bigroot Geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum), Lenten Rose (Helleborus ), Coral Bells (Heuchera americana), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica), Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia), Columbine Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquilegifolium), Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana), Hosta (Hosta ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Barrenwort (Epimedium rubrum), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), False Spirea (Astilbe chinensis), Lungwort (Pulmonaria )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Crafts
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Moist but not boggy
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