Fern Ostrich Fern The King

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-6' (Plant 3-4' apart)
Bloom Time: Not Applicable
Sun-Shade: Half Sun/ Half Shade to Full Shade
Zones: 3-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Not Applicable / Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
The Fern Ostrich King is aptly named - reaching 7' in height. A commanding erect presence, shooting up from a bronze base to form a towering vase of fronds appearing plume-like. Prefers a neutral to alkaline soil unlike most other ferns. Spreads rapidly.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Wet Site Tolerant

Fern General Information:

Ferns are perfect for the shade garden. Lacy fronds soften the texture of other go-to shade classics like Hosta, Astilbe and Tiarella. Always welcome in a naturalized setting, Ferns like a woodland setting with loamy soil with lots of leaf mold. Most are fine with acidity making them perfect near evergreens.

Fern Plant Care:

Prefers a moist, humus-rich soil. Allow foliage to remain over the winter to create a natural mulch. Clip off dead and damaged fronds in the spring. Rarely requires division, but if desired can be divided in spring or fall once large enough to have two or more crowns.

$15.95 ea.
(3+) $15.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: FEOK