Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris

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


Height: 2-4 ft
Spread: 2-4 ft
Spacing: 2-4 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes 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.

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Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance:

» Deer Resistant

Foliage Color:

» Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer