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Shuttlecock FernMatteuccia struthiopterisOstrich Fern

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Elegant lime green fronds

Easy to grow


1 shuttlecock fern plant in 9cm pot £9.99 Within 14 Days
2 shuttlecock fern plants in 9cm potsSave £1.99 £19.98 £17.99 Within 14 Days
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A hardy deciduous fern producing elegant lime green fronds which unfurl gracefully in spring, giving the plant a shuttlecock-like appearance. Easy to grow and awarded an RHS AGM, the shuttlecock fern makes a fabulous architectural addition to borders, woodland gardens and the edges of ponds. Growing best in moist shady areas, this large fern, also known as the ostrich fern, is superb for tricky damp areas of the garden and is incredibly low-maintenance. Slowly spreading by underground rhizomes, Matteuccia struthiopteris is also a good groundcover plant. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: 1m (3'). Supplied in a 9cm pot.

Groundcover, Low Maintenance Garden, Cottage Gardens, Water Garden, Woodland Garden


dappled shade, shade, semi shade

120cm (48in)|120cm (47in)

100cm (39in)


1 Shuttlecock Fern Plant In 9cm Pot (11411)
2 Shuttlecock Fern Plants In 9cm Pots (KB6097)

Flowering Months
Water fern plants regularly during periods of hot and dry weather. Remove dead fronds in early spring and apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost around the crown of each plant. Overcrowded clumps of Matteuccia struthiopteris plants should be lifted and divided in early spring.
Gradually acclimatise shuttlecock ferns to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days. Grow ostrich ferns in a fertile, moist but well drained soil, in partial or full shade. They prefer a neutral to slightly acid soil which is rich in organic matter. Incorporate plenty of well-rotted manure or compost prior to planting to improve heavy clay or light sandy soils. Plant ostrich ferns at the same level as they were in the pot and firm in, watering well to settle the soil.


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