‘The King’ Ostrich Fern

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‘The King’ Ostrich Fern
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All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with state regulations.

Aptly named, ’The King’ Ostrich Fern can reach 6’-7’ in height! With a commanding, erect presence, it shoots up from a bronze base to form a towering vase of plume-like fronds. The large, graceful fronds resemble ostrich plumes. Spreads by underground rhizomes.

Tip: Potted dormant perennials can be kept in a well-lit cool/cold area (i.e. garage, shed, even in a protected area outdoors) until ready for spring planting. Do not allow them to completely dry out.


  • You are purchasing one – ‘The King’ Ostrich Fern – 4” Pot
  • A vigorous and easy to grow fern
  • Genus name honors Carlo Matteucci (1800-1863), Italian physicist
  • Can be shipped dormant
  • Note: Images are of mature plants
  • Botanical Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris ‘The King’
  • Mature Size(H x W) : 3’-6’ x 3’-5’
  • Soil: Average, medium to wet
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Sun Exposure: Full/Partial shade
  • Characteristics: Perennial, clump-forming, upright to arching, deciduous fern
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen, Shade Gardens, Rain Gardens

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