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Matteuccia struthiopteris

To swap with Leslie Carlin

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Lifted early October 2019 and potted on.

Pot Size
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common names

Ostrich fern, Shuttlecock fern, Ostrich plume fern


Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern). The is an Ostrich Fern. It will spread by underground runners, so this large fern will need plenty of room.


They will prefer a moist but not wet soil that is neutral or slightly acidic.It prefers light shade, but will tolerate full sun as long as it remains constantly moist. Prune February-March.

Interest and use

Shade, naturaliser, erosion control, greenhouse, under shrubs

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Matteuccia struthiopteris | Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH8.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

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