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Matteuccia struthiopteris | Sarah Raven

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Magnificent shuttlecock or ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums
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1 x 9cm pot (200601-1)

3 x 9cm pots (200601-3)

1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Flowers
Fronds from March to November, deciduous over winter.
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
struthiopteris
Common name
Shuttlecock Fern
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Shade
Spread
90cm (36in)

Description

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

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.