Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Matteuccia struthiopteris

 


Partial Shade
Full Shade
Native

Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Jumbo' (Dryopteridaceae)
(ma-TOO-kee-ah stroo-thee-OP-ter-is)
Ostrich Fern

For those of you who love giant tree ferns but don't live in a rain forest, this is your best substitute. Already one of our largest native ferns, 'Jumbo' is half again larger than the average Ostrich Fern established plants can reach 6' in height! Found from VA west to the Mississippi and north into Canada, this cold-hardy fern will also tolerate the heat of the middle South. Use in a natural setting where it can spread into a colony, or in a more formal garden as a showy specimen.

Bloom color: none
Bloom period: none / insignificant
Height: 3-6'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 3-7

Container size: Qt.
Price: $14