Ostrich Fern | Ryeland Gardens

Ostrich Fern

Fern - Matteuccia struthiopteris


30 - 36 in.


18 - 24 in.

Foliage Color:


Foliage Type:

Herbaceous Perennial


Partial Shade / Shade

Moisture Level:

Moist, Well Drained


3 - 7

The Gardener's Notepad

The mention of 'Ostrich Fern' usually gets a love/hate response, and I would say that both are understandable. For the "love" reaction, I will say I really do like seeing masses of these tall pleasantly green Ferns and they have very informal, woodsy, (read 'relaxing') effect on their surroundings. However, for those that "hate" them, you can't deny that once you got 'em, you got 'em, and they ain't leaving without a proper fight. All that being said, they will do much better if given consistent moisture in good shade. Location, location, location.