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Ostrich fern.

Ostrich fern. Photo by Jay Sifford.
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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Great Design Plant: Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Seasonal interest. Ostrich ferns provide spectacular seasonal interest. The young fronds, called fiddleheads, provide structural interest in midspring when they unfurl, as do the fertile fronds when they begin growing in midsummer. I prefer to remove the large nonfertile fronds in the fall after they turn brown, leaving the erect, fertile fronds for winter interest.These ferns, along with Cardinal twig dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’, zones 3 to 8), line the banks of a creek in my woodland garden. The brown fern fronds complement the red dogwood branches for a wonderful winter display. In early spring I remove these old fronds in preparation for a dazzling spring display of new growth.When to plant: Spring and fall are the best times to plant ostrich fern.

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Barb Bryan added this to Landscaping
November 16, 2014
Ostrich ferns
miso1 added this to garden
November 6, 2014
Seasonal interest. Ostrich ferns provide spectacular seasonal interest. The young fronds, called fiddleheads, provide structural interest in midspring when they unfurl, as do the fertile fronds when they begin growing in midsummer. I prefer to remove the large nonfertile fronds in the fall after they turn brown, leaving the erect, fertile fronds for winter interest. These ferns, along with Cardinal twig dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’, zones 3 to 8), line the banks of a creek in my woodland garden. The brown fern fronds complement the red dogwood branches for a wonderful winter display. In early spring I remove these old fronds in preparation for a dazzling spring display of new growth. When to plant: Spring and fall are the best times to plant ostrich fern.
Julie Banfield added this to garden
October 25, 2014
Ostrich fern
Anna Gordon added this to YARD
September 25, 2014
Great Design Plant: Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)Photo 3 of 4Seasonal interest. Ostrich ferns provide spectacular seasonal interest. The young fronds, called fiddleheads, provide structural interest in midspring when they unfurl, as do the fertile fronds when they begin growing in midsummer. I prefer to remove the large nonfertile fronds in the fall after they turn brown, leaving the erect, fertile fronds for winter interest.
stevenphillips added this to Plants and planters
September 6, 2014
Ostrich fern: big, hardy, pretty.
cheekyone added this to cheekyone's ideas
September 2, 2014
Ostrich fern 5' tall 5-8 wide
pwbarter added this to Landscape and Hardscape
August 22, 2014
Plantings: ostrich fern
bebop730 added this to Gardens
August 21, 2014
Good info on non-fertile fronds that turn brown, create interest, and can be removed in the fall.
rdennis60 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 20, 2014
Seasonal interest. Ostrich ferns provide spectacular seasonal interest. The young fronds, called fiddleheads, provide structural interest in midspring when they unfurl, as do the fertile fronds when they begin growing in midsummer. I prefer to remove the large nonfertile fronds in the fall after they turn brown, leaving the erect, fertile fronds for winter interest. These ferns, along with Cardinal twig dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Cardinal’, zones 3 to 8), line the banks of a creek in my woodland garden. The brown fern fronds complement the red dogwood branches for a wonderful winter display. In early spring I remove these old fronds in preparation for a dazzling spring display of new growth. When to plant: Spring and fall are the best times to plant ostrich fern.
tracy207 added this to Garden
August 20, 2014
Love this!
brambleberri added this to outdoors
August 20, 2014
ostrich fern
nohiguy added this to yard
August 20, 2014
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
eclecticgoddess added this to in my garden
August 20, 2014
Ostrich Fern
Nani Sa added this to plants
August 19, 2014
Botanical Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris Common Name: Ostrich fern
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