Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)

Habitat: Forests, Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Clay soil tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 90-120 cm (35-47 in)


Ostrich Ferns is grown to eat and to add character to a garden. The versatile plant is harvested in the spring as fiddleheads and when fully emerged it creates a fabulous effect when planted in large groupings. Ostrich fern loves an organic soil in dappled shade.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Ferns website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com