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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Fern - Ostrich

Ostrich Fern has edible fiddleheads in the spring, followed by tall green fronds. It is very wet site tolerant and is a deciduous rapid spreader. Matteuccia struthiopteris is also relatively sun tolerant, if in a wet location.

Height

48 Inches

Spread

60 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
787 Matteuccia struthiopteris #2 (Ostrich Fern)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Wet
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Matteuccia struthiopteris
Bigleaf Goldenray Ligularia dentata 'Othello'
Bigleaf Goldenray
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