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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
  • Fern
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Year-Round
Sun Exposure*
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Full Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Shade in Northern States
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Understory Planting
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Fern is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Ferns have shown resistance to deer foraging, which makes them a good choice for shade gardens.

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Buy Ostrich Fern online. Has large lustrous dark green fronds that gracefully arch and give it a tropical look like a palm.

Mature Height:

36-48 Inches

Mature Spread:

24-36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Onocleaceae · Common Name: Ostrich Fern

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesDIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 5485

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(15 units available now - S)

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Customer Testimonials

These were fabulous plants. Love the color of the leaves and they are all very healthy plants.

July 2014

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