Matteuccia Struthiopteris. 3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position: Full shade, partial shade
- Soil: Moist, well drained
- Growth Rate: Average
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Eventual Height: 1 – 1.5m
- Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 2.5m
Matteuccia Struthiopteris, also know as Shuttlecock fern or Ostrich Feather fern, holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a clump forming deciduous fern, with a circle lanceolate golden-green sterile fronds of arching habit which surround a smaller circle of shorter, dark brown, fertile fronds, an ideal plant for the shady pond margin.
Looking After Your Matteuccia Struthiopteris
Generally pest and disease free, this robust fern is both moisture and shade loving, although can tolerate sunnier aspects when kept well watered. Late Autumn remove any dead or damaged fronds and provide a good mulch of well rotted garden compost. Early Spring is an ideal time to propagate by division or re-locate to a new site, at the same time feeding with a sprinkling of bone meal or a good quality general purpose fertilizer.