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Common Name: Ostrich Fern      Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris      Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
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Matteuccia struthiopteris
Maximum Height: 4 feet

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Category: Fern
Family: ASPLENIACEAE
Genus: Matteuccia
species: struthiopteris
Origin:
Size: 3 (min) to 4 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 4-7 feet tall; only reaching the taller heights in its native swampy areas. 2 to 4 feet wide
Growth habit: Erect with vase-like spread
Foliage: Fronds are oblanceolate (wider in middle than at the top or bottom), bipinnate. Spores are in sori located along the undersides of the pinnules on fertile fronds. Rachis is grooved on the upper side.
Culture: Prefers a protected site with moist, high humus, slightly acid soil. Open shade is the ideal exposure, although this fern will tolerate some sun. However, the leaves scorch if the soil becomes too dry.
Uses: Shady border or specimen in the woodland garden. Great companion plant to spring bulbs and wildflowers after the flowers fade, the fern fronds hide the fading foliage.
Propagation: Spores or division
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Recommended
Availability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingHigh Availability
Deer Resistance: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingGood ResistanceSee plants that are deer resistant.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like deep shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 39
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Matteuccia struthiopteris
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Leaf of Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Obviolanceolate shape of Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris leaf
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Top of the Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris leaf
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris frond
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.145155716666700 Longitude: -84.510212850000000] Specimen: 1358
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd Cleveland OH 44106
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.512012633333300 Longitude: -81.610211466666700] Specimen: 2894
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Matteuccia in the woods
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
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Matteuccia in the woods
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.965017630000000 Longitude: -3.212047030000000] Specimen: 4024
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.564957030000000 Longitude: -123.468658420000000] Specimen: 4632
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.564957030000000 Longitude: -123.468658420000000] Specimen: 4797
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Location: bc7

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.670248400000000 Longitude: -73.966927600000000] Specimen: 5978
Location: Queens Botanical Garden
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 40.750162950000000 Longitude: -73.825976920000000] Specimen: 7207
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Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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