Matteuccia struthiopteris – Ballyrobert Gardens
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Matteuccia struthiopteris

Matteuccia struthiopteris

£4.99


About this cultivar:

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: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: -
  • Other features: Woodland Plant, Dappled Shade or Full Shade Loving, Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM)
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Clump forming
  • Foliage: Deciduous
  • Height: 105 - 135 cm (3.5 - 4.5 ft)
  • Spread: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial, Fern
  • Colour: Green
  • Goes well with: Woodland, fern, hosta

    About this genus:

    Matteuccia struthiopteris is the only species in the genus Matteuccia. Common names include ostrich fern or shuttlecock fern. It is a crown-forming, colony-forming fern, The species epithet struthiopteris comes from Ancient Greek words, struthio meaning ostrich and pterion meaning wing.

    This 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!

     

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