The King Matteuccia (Ostrich Fern)
Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King'
Large, graceful fronds that resemble ostrich plumes. An excellent fern for woodland gardens and damp areas such as edging around a pond. Thrives in the hot, humid South where normal Ostrich Ferns fear to tread. Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes.
- Height: 3 to 5 feet
- Width: 2 feet
- Exposure: Full Shade
- Zone: 3-7