Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris ‘ostrich’)
This perennial fern typically grows to 3’ (90 cm), but can grow up to 6’ (180 cm) in the right conditions. Easy and slow growing, with low maintenance, the ostrich ferns medium green feathery fronds are similar to long ostrich feathers. Plant in part to full shade, in moist but well drained soils, in shady woodland areas, shaded gardens or riparian areas. Combines well with hostas and astilbes. Deer and rabbit resistant.