Does not flower. Plant in part or full shade. HxS 1mx1m
Matteuccia orientalis is an asiatic species enjoying part or full shade provided the soil is moist enough. The non-fertile pinnate fronds arch towards the ground while the fertile ones stand erect in the centre of the plant. It is deciduous and happily came through -15C in 2022 although some feel it is tender! Grow it and know it – the oriental Ostrich Fern is a great plant for associating with other ferns, bamboos or tree ferns. When in growth this is one of our most popular ferns. Hardiness rating H5. Pot size 9cm.
Care & Maintenance.
Mulch the crown in winter to protect from frost. Collect spores from fertile fronds, although be aware it may take a year or two to produce them. Alternatively, divide carefully as new growth starts in the spring.
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