Matteuccia struthiopteris #1

Ostrich Fern

 Bloom Period: 

N/A

Light:

Shade – Part Sun

Water:

Wet

Size:

Height 48 – 72”  Width 36 – 48”

Zone:

3 – 7

Patent:

None

Upright, feathery, light green sterile fronds in a majestic, vase-shaped display with a crown of brown, bead-like fertile fronds that persist through winter. Source of the asparagus-like fiddleheads harvested in early spring and eaten raw or sautéed. Vigorous and easy to grow in a consistently moist area, spreading by underground rhizomes. Deer and rabbit resistant.