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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.
Ostrich Fern is a Full Lush Fern
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 stands vertical and then sends out lateral stolons or horizontal plant stems, which form new crowns. The front 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 large fern.
This fern can grow 6 ft high and almost as complete, 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, 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 ferns, the Ostrich Fern gets its name from the distinctive plume of leaves resembling 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.