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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Ostrich fern

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  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsApril to November
  • Height0.75m to 1.8m
  • Spread0.4m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourGreen to yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

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

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, E. Asia & N. E. America

Interest and use

Shade, naturaliser, erosion control, greenhouse, under shrubs

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  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Matteuccia struthiopteris | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH8.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate from dividing established clumps in late winter.

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