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Ostrich Fern

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  • 5
    Ostrich Ferns

    Posted by Penelope Ferguson on 28th Aug 2019

    These look great around my pond.

  • 5
    Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Gary Sanchez on 23rd Aug 2019

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Description

 Ostrich Fern's scientific name is Matteuccia Struthiopteris

Botanical Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Common Name: Ostrich Fern or Shuttlecock Fern
Sun Exposure: Prefers full or partial shade
Mature Height: Can reach a height of 5 feet
Spread: Aggressive Spreading Plants
Spacing: 24” to 36.”
Growth Rate: Medium to fast
Flowering Time: non-flowering
How Long It Flowers: non-flowering
Flower Color: fronds are medium green
Soil Requirements: moist and sandy, well-drained
Pruning: Carefully break off any dead or brown fronds as soon as they appear

Flower Form: The Ostrich Fern from a crown that stands vertical, and then sends out lateral stolons or horizontal plant stems which in turn form new crowns. The frond is long and tapers down to the base of the plant. They also taper to the outside tip and resemble ostrich plumes, thus giving the plant its name. Usually grows between 2 and 3 feet tall, but can grow to 5 feet tall.

Ostrich Fern is a considerable fern

This fern can grow 6 ft high and almost as full making this fern the size of a bush. These plants love shade and moisture. They can lose their color in the summer if not protected from wind and hail and so their near walls and house sides. This plant is edible and is considered a delicacy among individual nations.One of the lushest and most beautiful of ferns, the Ostrich Fern gets its name from the distinctive plume of leaves that resembles a bright green spray ostrich tail feathers.The leaves of this plant usually grow to be about three feet long and curve gracefully at the tips, and the plant itself is nearly equally broad. The new leaves are called fiddleheads since their shape is similar to that of a violin stem. They were a favorite food for Native Americans and are still eaten in many parts of the county.

Ostrich Fern does beautifully near a pond or water feature and quickly grows through underground runners, making it ideal and low effort ground cover

Damp shady areas with fertile soil are excellent, and it serves equally well for borders, slopes, and as a backdrop for flowering plants such as daffodils and iris, whose bright flowers will stand out against the robust fern foliage.

Ostrich Fern