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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Matteuccia orientalis   

Native to eastern and southern Asia, the fronds have a long stipe and the frond blade stops abruptly at the base of the stipe (1/3 up the frond), not tapering as in M. struthiopteris. The rhizome is creeping and the plant grows 12-18" tall. 

 
    Common Name:Ostrich Fern
    Hardiness Zones:3-8
    Exposure:   
    Native:No
    Deer Resistant:Yes
 
Growing Tips: Plant in moist soil.

About Matteuccia: An easy fern to grow, Matteuccia spreads freely without being invasive. If one shows up in a wrong spot, it can be easily moved. A real boon to the woodland shade garden, it looks attractive on its own or combined with other shade loving plants.