With its deep green, 3-4 ft. tall fronds, the Jumbo Ostrich Fern is a beautiful Northwest native that will complement any landscape. In the spring you can stir-fry the delicious fiddleheads (young, unopened fronds) that taste somewhat like asparagus. Ostrich Fern likes partial shade and cool, moist soil.
Latin Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Site and Soil: Ostrich Fern likes partial shade and cool moist soil.
Pollination Requirements: No pollination is required
Hardiness: Ostich Fern is hardy to minus 40 F.
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height.
Pests & Diseases: Ostrich Fern is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 2