Fiddlehead Fern

Sun And Shade,
Height At Maturity
3 To 5 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 3-7
Flower Gardens, Border Plants, Landscaping, Shade Garden, Fern Garden,

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Fiddlehead Ferns are a Deciduous Perennial

The Fiddlehead fern plant is a perennial plant and will come back year after year. The fantastic green color that this plant displays constantly improves the look of a house. The plant grows best in the USDA zones 3-9. Fiddlehead Ferns Grow Best in the Shade and Grow about 4 ft High by Mid-Summer


Flower Form: The deciduous ostrich fern grows in circular clumps and spreads by underground runners. The large green ostrich plume-shaped fronds reach 5' before dying back in the fall. The frond's leaflets are twice divided (bipinnate). A few weeks after the first green fronds appear in spring, brown spore-covered fronds emerge from the center.


Fiddlehead Ferns are known for the tasty fiddleheads consumed by humans.

They are smaller than the first green fronds and, in ideal conditions, can create new plants from these spores. Fiddleheads, or young croziers, are harvested for food. According to multiple resources, Ostrich fern is considered the safest for consumption.

CAUTION: all fiddleheads should be cooked before eating and consumed in moderation until you are sure how you will react to them.


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Botanical Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich Fern, shuttlecock fern, Fiddlehead Ferns

Sun Exposure: Shade to part shade

Mature Height: 5'


Spacing: 1.5.'

Growth Rate: Fast

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Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist, fine-grain soil

Pruning: None needed. The plant emerges in spring and dies back in fall.

Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Fiddlehead Ferns

    Posted by Lorna McAllister on Jul 23, 2021

    Although it is difficult to say great things about root stock for 500 Fiddlehead Ferns, all 500 have been planted and are already pushing frons. I am very pleased. I hope they like where they are and come back next year.

  • 5
    Fiddlehead fern

    Posted by Jimmy Rollins on Aug 28, 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

  • 5
    Fiddlehead Fern

    Posted by Shirley Rogers on Aug 23, 2019

    They are so full of life!

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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