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Ostrich Fern # 1 Cb

Elevate your natural garden with the graceful presence of Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvancia), a versatile perennial prized for its exquisite texture, ease of cultivation, and resilience against pests. With its striking fronds and adaptable nature, Ostrich Fern adds depth and visual interest to any landscape while requiring minimal maintenance.

Ecological Benefits:

  • Ostrich Fern provides valuable habitat and shelter for various wildlife, including insects, amphibians, and small mammals. Its dense foliage creates microhabitats within the garden, fostering biodiversity and supporting the ecological balance.
  • Ostrich Fern participates in the process of air purification by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen during photosynthesis. Its presence in the garden contributes to improved air quality and creates a healthier environment for humans and wildlife alike.
  • With its extensive root system and spreading habit, Ostrich Fern helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion, particularly in areas prone to runoff or soil disturbance. Planting Ostrich Fern along slopes or near water features can mitigate the effects of erosion and promote soil conservation.

Growing Details:
Flourishes in zones 4 to 8
Height: ~39inches
Width: ~8inches
Lighting: Full shade