This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.
They are so full of life!
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 provides 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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Fiddlehead Ferns are a Deciduous Perennial
This 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
Botanical Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Common Name: Ostrich Fern, shuttlecock fern, Fiddlehead Ferns
Sun Exposure: Shade to part shade
Mature Height: 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.
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 to be 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 it.