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Ostrich Fern


Ostrich Fern  (Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern))

One I didn't even get into the ground overwintered in its pot! It,s going in the ground this year by the porch.



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i love to watch them .unfold

6 Jun, 2009

 

Someone just gave me a small one. Do you know how large they get ?

7 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for the comments! :-) I love fiddleheads.
I can't imagine a small one. This one will only have six or seven nice fronds reaching a meter at best. Might be bigger this year. Some when I got this were taller than me, 6ft. They can be very tall and really form a large clump left for years. It is a native here and always few long fronds.

7 Jun, 2009

 

I'm not at all familiar with these. Looks interesting.

9 Jun, 2009

 

beautiful thrives

12 Jun, 2009

 

It two feet tall now !!! And wild in our poplar forests, so will make it through almost any winter. :-)

13 Jun, 2009



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