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Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead)

Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead)

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The Ostrich Fern, also known as Fiddlehead, is a striking fern that is known for its edible fiddleheads and large size. This shade-tolerant plant can thrive in areas with little to no direct sunlight, and its fiddleheads are considered a delicacy in many cuisines. The Ostrich Fern is also relatively low maintenance, making it a fuss-free addition to your garden. Its distinctive appearance, shade tolerance, and edible fiddleheads make it a standout choice for gardeners who want to add interest and functionality to their garden.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Ostrich ferns prefer consistently moist soil. Water deeply once a week, or more frequently if the soil starts to dry out. Make sure to water the soil, not the foliage, to avoid fungal growth.
  • Maintenance: Ostrich ferns are hardy and low maintenance, and do not require much attention. Remove any dead or damaged fronds as they appear.
  • Pruning: Cut back the fronds to the ground after the first frost, or when they turn yellow and die back naturally.
  • (Optional):Ostrich ferns do not require fertilizer, but will benefit from a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

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Planting Instructions

Planting trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!


Latin Name

Matteuccia struthiopteris

Common Name

Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead)

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width


Mature Height

24-48 Inches

Growth Rate



Full Sun to Part Shade


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week