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Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead)

Ostrich Fern (Fiddlehead)

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Hey there, I am the Ostrich Fern, but you can call me Fiddlehead if you like. I am a real stunner with my distinctive looks and edible fiddleheads. Plus, I thrive in the shade – no need for all that direct sunlight. I am relatively low maintenance, making me a fuss-free addition to your garden. Oh, and did I mention my fiddleheads are considered a delicacy in many cuisines. So, if you want a standout addition to your garden that's both stylish and functional, I'm your fern.

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