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Fiddlehead Fern

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Quantity 25 Ferns

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Shirley Rogers
Fiddlehead Fern

They are so full of life!

The Fiddlehead fern is a perennial that returns year after year. Its fantastic green color constantly improves the look of a house. The plant grows best in U.S.D.A. zones 3-9. It grows best in the shade and is about 4 feet high by mid-summer.

The Fonds Of The Fiddlehead Fern Reaches Up To 5 Feet Tall

The deciduous Fiddlehead Fern grows in circular clumps and spreads by underground runners. The large green ostrich plume-shaped fronds reach 5' before dying 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 Spreds By Spores

They are smaller than the first green fronds and, in ideal conditions, can create new plants from these spores. 

Fiddlehead Fern Info

Botanical Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name: Ostrich, shuttlecock, Fiddlehead 

Sun Exposure: Shade to part shade

Mature Height: 5'

Spread:2'-3'

Spacing: 1.5.'

Fiddlehead Fern Grows Quickly

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.