Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Struthiopteris
Family Name: Ostrich Fern
Light Requirements: Shade / Part Sun
Bloom Time:
Spacing: 30"
Height: 48"+
Bloom Color: Unshowy
Moisture Level: wet to normal
Animal Resistance: Deer
Type of Perennial: New England Woodlanders™
Wicked Ruggeds: Yes
New England Native: Yes
US Native: Yes
Plant Description:
Huge and elegant, with broad, upright fronds that have a substantial feather look. May get 6 feet tall in optimal conditions. Popular for fiddleheads in the spring, and this is the only safe fern to eat after blanching. Creeps slowly Zones 3-8