Part sun
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Tolerates wet sites
Ground Cover
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
Riverbend Nursery (M.S.)

Matteuccia pennsylvanica

Ostrich Fern

This fern is extremely vigorous, spreading by underground rhizomes and forming new clusters of fronds periodically. The medium-green, vase-shaped clusters of fronds are very attractive in shade gardens or woodland edges. Ideal for filtered shade. Deciduous.


28-30 Inches

Matteuccia (ma-too'-kee-a)

Family: Polypodiaceae · Common Name: Ostrich Fern

A magnificent fern with large, very lacy fronds that may grow in clumps, attaining a height of four feet or more. They require full shade, plenty of moisture and soil rich in organic matter. These ferns blend well with spring-blooming flowers.

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