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botanical name:
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Matteuccia struthiopteris © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Shuttlecock fern, Ostrich fern
synonyms:  Onoclea struthiopteris, Onoclea germanica, Struthiopteris germanica
family:  Polypodiaceae
characteristics: fern
height: 1.50m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: light green
flower colour:
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Spectacular fern forming a cone of light green fanning fronds. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes, eventually forming large colonies.

cultivation:
Needs a damp shady position.

propagation:
By spores or separation of offsets.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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