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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
  • Ships As3" POT
  • 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.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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