Fern Ostrich 1gal

One of the most common native ferns, growing all over northern regions. Plants form a large, upright clump of big green fronds. In spring the unfurling fiddleheads are often harvested in the wild as a gourmet treat. Roots are spreading, and plants can form quite a large patch in time.

Requires plenty of water through the summer, otherwise the foliage may become dormant. Cinnamon-brown fertile fronds push up from the center of each clump in summer, and these remain attractive all winter long.

Grows 40″ high and 30″ wide. Part-shade/shade

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Light Exposure

shade/part shade

Mature Size

40" high and 30" wide

Pollinator Friendly