Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Landscape size: 3-6 feet

Growing Conditions

  • Light Requirement: Part shade to full shade
  • Soil Moisture: Medium-wet
  • Soil Description: Best in rich soils with constant moisture.

Plant in conjunction with early spring wildflowers (e.g., trilliums, bloodroot, trout lilies or Dutchman’s breeches) which will be well on the way toward dormancy by the time this fern reaches full size.