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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - 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*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Year-Round
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Shade in Southern States
Uses*
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Understory Planting
 

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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OSTRICH FERN

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:

3-8

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®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 5485

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$15.00

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Root Pouch 1 gallon

SKU: 11632

(1.0 gallons / 3.8 liters)
(18 units available now - S)

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$15.00

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Customer Testimonials

This order was replacement on some plants I ordered last year that died. The rep I talked with was very helpful and sent replacements. These plants look really good and seem to be doing well. Very pleased with customer service.


Wanda
Mount Olive, NC
November 2016

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