Matteuccia struthiopteris/Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris / Matteuccia struthiopteris
Upright growing fronds in early autumn
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Upright growing fronds in early autumn

Upright growing fronds

Fronds is transition from late summer into fall

Fronds turn frown in autumn

Fronds medium green during spring and summer

Early fall foliage

Plant in western Canada

Fall is coming on

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Scientific Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Common Name: Ostrich Fern
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Does best in moist soils and should not be allowed to dry out. Does very poorly in hot areas of the south. Forms dense colonies spreading by below ground rhizomes. Finely dissected, medium green leaves resemble the feahery appearance of ostrich feathers, and thus its name.