Matteuccia struthiopteris

Magnificent shuttlecock or ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums More
1 x 9cm pot, for autumn planting 200601-1 £4.95
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3 x 9cm pots, for spring/summer planting 510911-3 £19.95 Delivery mid April
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More Details

Magnificent shuttlecock or ostrich fern, with huge bright-green fronds. A superb plant for the border or woodland.

Genus Matteuccia struthiopteris
Group/Species struthiopteris
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Ostrich Fern, Shuttlecock Fern
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Part Shade, Shade, Shelter
Moisture Moist, Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing 2m (7ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting This is a great plant for very wet sites in partial to full shade.
Care Tips The plant spreads slowly by underground rhizomes and, in time, builds up large groups on its own, which can be propogated by division in spring. Remove dead fronds when necessary.
Flowering Fronds from March to November, deciduous over winter.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Matteuccia struthiopteris reviews

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Reviewed 19th September 2019 by Elisabeth

These arrived in good condition and were planted in spring. They haven't put on as much growth as I had hoped but they are in quite clay-like soil. They are still alive and green(!) so I'll keep my fingers crossed for next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

Lively healthy plants. Doing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

It is doing well and was well packed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosemary

Healthy plant received, now growing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lin

Good plant arrived at expected date and doing well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Delivered 3 roots and earth only - not even a little shoot. Note with delivery to tell me this was “normal”. My gardener actually laughed at me for trying to plant them! One out of 3 only has started to grow and in a few years time we are hoping to be able to see it without a magnifying glass. Feeling a bit conned.....
Don’t bother with this one

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

All sarahs plants

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Reviewed 8th April 2018 by carol tipton

Every order I received from Sarah are so healthy and loved .packaged excellent
Thank-you Sarah .