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Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King' /Jumbo Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'  / Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'
Lush summer foliage
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Lush summer foliage

Excellent summer ground cover for shade where soils have a generous amount of humus

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Scientific Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'
Common Name: Jumbo Ostrich Fern
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: One of the largest fern for growing in the landscape. Both beauty and depth are added to the landscape by the huge plume-like fronds of this fern. This more heat tolerant fern is easy to grow and the fiddleheads are edible when cooked.