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The True Ostrich Fern

Tall an airy fronds

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 72 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Flowering Date: Non flowering.
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The True Ostrich Fern

Description
Tall fern with lovely feather-like fronds. Delightful yellow-green leaves with graceful arch. Matteuccia struthiopteris

Whether used in borders or backgrounds, ferns enhance any garden with their gracefulness and varying shades of green. Easy to grow almost anyplace and thrive even where other plants fail.

Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameMatteuccia struthiopteris
  • Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 inches
  • Spacing18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering DateNon flowering.
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareMay want to apply a mulch for the first winter to protect against frost heaving due to alternate freezing and thawing weather.
  • Flower FormNon flowering.
  • Foliage TypeMedium green, finely dissected leaves.
  • Soil RequirementRich woodsy moist, slightly acidic soil.
  • Watering RequirementWater regulary
  • PruningNo pruning needed.
  • Unique CharactersticsFronds are shaped like tail feathers of a bird. Nice, rich green accent for a shaded garden or background to other low growing shade perennials. Add some fronds to a cut flower arrangement for a rich green accent.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 72 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Bulbs, Potted Plants and Perennials
1A - 5B 9/4/18 - 11/2/18
6A-6B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
7A 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
7B-10B 9/4/18 - 11/16/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-5: 10/29/18
Zones 6-10: 11/12/18

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