Also known as
Ostrich Fern, Ostrich-Feather Fern, Fiddlehead Fern, Ostrich plume fern
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Shuttlecock Fern Overview
Onoclea struthiopteris was previously well known as Matteuccia struthiopteris, it is also commonly called Shuttlecock Fern, Ostrich Fern, Fiddlehead Fern or Ostrich-Feather Fern. This deciduous fern from the Aspleniaceae family, forms large erect rosettes with bright green, lance-shaped fronds up to 1.5m high, surrounding shorter, brownish fronds. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with Shuttlecock Fern
Generally pest & disease free when grown outdoors.
How to harvest Shuttlecock Fern
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Shuttlecock Fern
Divide in spring.
Special features of Shuttlecock Fern
Other uses of Shuttlecock Fern
Shade, naturaliser, erosion control, greenhouse, under shrubs