Matteuccia struthiopteris: Ostrich Fern
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soil in part shade to full shade. Best in rich soils with constant moisture. Prefers cool climates, and is generally intolerant of hot and humid summers. Medium green, vegetative fronds, exhibit the feathery appearance of long ostrich plumes. These vegetative fronds usually depreciate as the summer proceeds, beginning to look tattered by early fall. They lose their leaflets later in the fall as the plant goes dormant for the winter.
Part shade-full shade
H:3-6′ x W:5-8′