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Matteuccia orientalis

Oriental Ostrich Fern, Shuttlecock Fern

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Superb architectural fern

Arching fronds like ostrich feathers!

More compact form

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Arguably the most handsome of ferns! In spring, Matteuccia orientalis unfurls fresh green, slender fronds that stand erect in the shape of a shuttlecock. They are surrounded by wider, pendulous fronds held on long stems that resemble a spray of ostrich feathers, hence its common name ‘Oriental Ostrich Fern’. Slightly more compact than its commoner relative, Matteuccia struthiopteris, it makes a better choice for smaller gardens. A gorgeous foliage plant for dappled shade in moist woodland-type borders or surrounding water. This deciduous, hardy fern is deservedly popular and has been recognised with an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 90cm (3ft)
Spread Up to 90cm (3ft)

Hardy Perennial

dappled shade


1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KF7476)
3 x 9cm Potted Plants (KF7477)

Plant in partial shade in fertile, acid or neutral soil in a position that is reliably moist and cool. Ferns prefer a soil that is rich in organic matter so add some well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil prior to planting.
Feed and water ferns regularly until they are fully established. Leave old fronds on over winter to protect the crown. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around each plant in spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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