From the Dakotas to Maine & south from Missouri to Virginia this great native fern is  found in moist shady forests and forest edges. Spreads through rhizomes so it is best to plant in an area where a large population is desired.


Plant Type: Fern

Geography: Native-Eastern NA

Mature Height: 3 – 6 ft.

Mature Spread: 5 – 8 ft.

Light: Shade-part shade

Soil moisture: Moist-wet

Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)