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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Plume Fern)

Type Fern, Deciduous
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Matteuccia struthiopteris:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Matteuccia struthiopteris

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

View all the plants listed in Genus Matteuccia

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