matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich fern, fiddlehead fern) native*

Size: 1 gallon

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  • broad, lance-shaped, pale green fronds
  • smells like freshly mown hay when fronds are broken
  • short, dark brown, fertile fronds appear in the centre in late summer
  • upright, arching habit
  • spreads vigorously by shallow, underground rhizomes
  • deciduous
  • non-flowering
  • zone 4
  • height 90-130cm
  • spread 60-90cm
  • matteuccia grows best in a moist to average, well-drained soil, in full shade or partial shade
  • they will tolerate dry, sunny locations, however, they may brown a little and go dormant earlier in these conditions
  • partial sun/shade, full shade
  • fast growing 
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • edible
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)