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Planting Ostrich Ferns – Growing Information And Care Of Ostrich Fern Plants

Ostrich Fern Info: Learn More About How To Grow Ostrich Ferns - Have a corner in your yard that’s deeply shady and damp? A spot where nothing much seems to grow? Try planting ostrich fern. Tips for growing an ostrich fern can be found in this article.

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Ostrich Fern...beautiful and the fiddleheads are edible!! I have colonies of these. They reach close to four feet in height. In the spring you can almost see them grow.

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Matteuccia Struthiopteris - Shuttlecock or Ostrich Feather Fern - pinnate fronds taper at both ends and grow in a vase like cluster around robust rootstock.

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from Sarah Raven

Matteuccia struthiopteris

A brilliant ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums.

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Ostrich ferns (M. struthiopteris) underplanted with wild ginger (Asarum canadense) make a simple, yet handsome, combination for a wild garden

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