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Matteuccia struthiopteris

ostrich fern

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 × 9cm pots £22.47 £19.95
£22.47 £19.95
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This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.


  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    This wonderful deciduous shuttlecock fern is at its most beautiful in spring when the large, pale green, lacy fronds start to unfurl and filter the sunlight. It is one of the best foliage plants for areas of moist, dappled shade and works particularly well planted in groups next to water or in a woodland garden in between deciduous trees.

  • Garden care: Remove dead fronds in early spring. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.
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