Matteuccia strutiopteris - Ostrich Fern

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Ostrich fern is a clump-forming, upright to arching, rhizomatous, deciduous fern which typically grows 2-3' tall.  The showy parts of this fern are the fronds which, as the common name suggests, exhibit the feathery appearance of long ostrich plumes. The vegetative fronds emerge at the narrow base of the clumps in spring as the familiar "fiddleheads". Great for massing in shady woodlands.

Type: Fern
Family: Onocleaceae
Native Range: Europe, eastern Asia, eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 3.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 5.00 to 8.00 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Tolerate: Rabbit, Heavy Shade, Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil