Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich Fern

  • Dainty fronds form a tall vase shape
  • July- October, reproduces by spores
  • Deciduous
  • spreads through underground runners, so give it room

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Foliage Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Additional Information about Matteuccia struthiopteris

Thrives in cool moist sites and adapts to moist loamy soils in shade or part shade.

Thrives in sandy or peaty soils and prefers acid pH.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Matteuccia struthiopteris

The dramatic feathery foliage of this fern make it a lovely and useful Accent for a Shade Garden.  In appropriate sites, Matteuccia struthiopteris matures into a verdant and soothing Groundcover or Mass.  This fern provides Erosion Control and serve as a valuable component of Deer Resistant Plantings, Low Maintenance Plantings, Perennial Borders, Rain Gardens, Wetlands and Wildlife Gardens.