Scientific Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris Form: Vase
Common Name:ostrich fern Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:OnocleaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Fern Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: U.S. - northeast, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Dentate
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Brown, Aug
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin, Waterside planting
Key ID Features:Fern with 50 cm pale soft fronds with pinnae that resemble an ostrich feather.