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Ostrich Fern 'The King' 6"

Ostrich Fern 'The King' 6"

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Matteuccia struthiopteris

This selection is extremely hardy and reported to grow up to 50% larger than its native parent, reaching up to 180cm or 6 feet or more in ideal conditions. Plants form a large, upright clump of big green fronds creating a tropical look and combining beautifully with Toad-Lilies and Hosta. Requires moist, rich soil where it will receive constant moisture. Edible fiddleheads but caution, cook thoroughly before consuming (in moderation). Easy and carefree. Also thrives in hot, humid southern regions where most Ostrich Ferns would not. Brown fronds appear in fall persisting through the winter and can be spray painted adding an interesting touch to floral arrangements. Deciduous.

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade

Soil Type
  Sandy or

Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture
  Average or

Care Level

Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour

Blooming Time

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size

   120-180 cm
   47-70 inches

   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches

Foot Traffic

Growth Rate
Photo: Courtesy of Heritage Perennials
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