Matteuccia struthiopteris
(ostrich fern)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  96 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
foliage quality declines over summer; maintain consistent moisture; goes dormant in early fall


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mound-forming, upright and arching; spreads by rhizomes

Foliage

medium green, dissected, and feathery fronds; medium-fine textur

Flowers

N/A

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