Ostrich Fern

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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Year Round
Sun & Shade,
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
Border Plants, Deer Resistant,
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3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
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Reviews (6)

  • 5
    Ostrich Ferns

    Posted by Nancy Jones on Sep 03, 2019

    I love how they mix well with my other plants

  • 5

    Posted by Maggie on Apr 05, 2017

    Very large fern and hardy

  • 5
    Wide plant

    Posted by Michael on Apr 05, 2017

    It is wider than what I thought, I had to move around some plants but no problem

  • 5
    Large fern

    Posted by Danielle on Apr 05, 2017

    This fern grows larger than others

  • 5
    Shipping was on point

    Posted by Matthew on Apr 04, 2017

    Shipping did very well packaging the ferns

  • 4
    Great Bargain!

    Posted by Joyce on May 21, 2016

    These ferns can be ordered in small or large quantities and look amazing when several are planted together....adds lots of bright green color!

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Shipping Information

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. For superior protection for plants in transit, we dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants, and inspect the same day received. You need to report any problems with your order within 3 days. Plant promptly - bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days unless there are weather issues. Keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted, and store in a cool place. Water daily for the first week after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


Ostrich Fern is Moisture Loving Fern

Ostrich Fern - Matteuccia struthiopteris. The Ostrich Fern is native to North America and is a favorite ornamental plant in gardens that have even won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit based on its performance under the United Kingdom growing conditions. The Ostrich Fern is very expansive as it rises vertically from a central crown, then grows out laterally.

Ostrich Fern is a Favorite Ornamental Plant for Gardens

Ostrich Ferns have left of this plant usually about three feet long and curved gracefully at the tips, and the plant itself is nearly equally broad. The new leaves called fiddleheads since their shape is similar to that of a violin stem. They were a favorite food for Native Americans and still eaten in many parts of the county. Much like its name the fronds are very feather like and quite large as ostrich plums.


A moisture loving fern, it 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 typical, 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. It is also very tolerant of rabbits which help protect it from scavenging.
Ostrich Fern found along streams and ponds along shaded woodlands. It would plant along a lake or if you prefer against a wall so that it may fare better against the elements. You will see Ostrich Fern in Eastern and Northern Europe, Northern North America and eastern Asia. The ostrich fern would make a lovely addition to any landscape.



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