Matteuccia struthiopteris


M. struthiopteris is a deciduous, stoloniferous fern forming colonies of erect rosettes to 1.5m in height, with lance-shaped, bright green, bipinnatifid sterile fronds surrounding shorter, brownish fertile fronds


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Matteuccia struthiopteris is a wonderful deciduous plant is at its most beautiful in spring when the large, pale green, lacy fronds start to unfurl and filter the sunlight. It is one of the best foliage plants for areas of moist, dappled shade and works particularly well planted in groups next to water or in a woodland garden in between deciduous trees. One of the best ferns around.

Position: Full sun/partial shade/full shade

Soil: Humus rich, moist, neutral to acid soil

Rate of growth: Slow

Flowering period: Spring to autumn

Hardiness: Hardy

Pot size: 1 litre

Eventual height & spread: 100 cm x 60 cm