- Ostrich Fern -Matteuccia struthiopteris Hardy Planting Zones- 3-7 Sun or Shade – Part Shade to Full Shade Mature Height - 3-6’ Mature Width- 5-8’ Bloom Season – Non-flowering Gardener Status- Beginner
Ostrich Fern – Matteuccia struthiopteris
Ostrich Ferns add luscious depth to any home or professional landscape. Their beautiful, green plumes can stand alone or serve as an accent to flowering plants and trees. They can also form an elegant border for a small body of water or pathway. They require either naturally wet soil or regular watering to prevent the ground from becoming too dry. Occasional fertilization can optimize growth. The Ostrich Fern is an excellent choice for rain gardens because it is not sensitive to over-watering and can grow in clay soil. These plants do not tolerate extreme heat and thrive in regions without excessively hot or humid summers.