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The Ostrich Fern, also known as the Matteuccia struthiopteris, is a deciduous fern.
It produces bunches of bright green fronds that appear like ostrich feathers. The Ostrich Fern blooms in the spring and produces bountiful fronds similar to curly fiddleheads. The Ostrich Fern fronds may reach up to 4 feet long. A rhizomatous plant, the Ostrich Fern, can spread five to eight feet. In cooler wild climates, it can grow as high as six feet. The Ostrich Fern can be found in eastern North America, eastern Asia, and Europe and can remain hardy in degrees of 4F.
Plant the Ostrich Fern in your garden in naturalized moist soil or by a stream or pond. They can grow in containers, although this method is not ideal for this plant. The Ostrich Fern has sterile fronds that create a large crown-shaped around spiky, tall, dark brown fronds. As spring becomes summer, the fronds usually wilt and disintegrate by early fall as they lose their leaflets and go dormant by winter. When harvested from the garden or purchased at a natural foods market, young Ostrich Fern fronds are best eaten while still succulent. The Ostrich Fern tastes like asparagus. In the garden, the Ostrich Fern thrives when planted with early spring wildflowers such as Dutchmen breeches or Trout lilies which will go dormant before the Ostrich Fern reaches its mature size. .</span></p><h2>
Ostrich ferns prefer to be in moist soil. The Ostrich Fern will yield a lush growth when planted in rich, organic, somewhat acidic soil that is almost wet. Avoid letting the Ostrich Fern dry, which leads to browning and drying the foliage, resulting in smaller and slower growth. Ostrich Ferns thrive best in shady places even though they can tolerate a lot of sunshine. It is best to ensure that they do not dry out. The Ostrich Fern will have additional water needs in warmer climates, so it does not dry out.
Posted by Treva Sand on Apr 26, 2022
Satisfied with my recent order of a variety of ferns. Will be returning soon
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Posted by Davina Rhodes on Apr 26, 2022
If you love ferns, you will definitely love all of the variety this nursery has to offer. I have had very good luck from the ones that I have ordered
Posted by Tommy Lee Siles on Apr 26, 2022
Beautiful ferns. Great prices too
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.