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Matteuccia pensylvanica - #1 (Ostrich Fern)

Matteuccia pensylvanica

Vase-shaped clusters of very upright, dark green, plume-like fronds 2-5' tall. Spreads by underground stems forming new plants 1-3' away. Brown, spore producing fronds in summer last into winter.

Light to medium shade in rich, moist soil. Can tolerate more sun if moisture is constant. Will also grow in wet areas.

Ostrich Fern

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