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Matteuccia orientalis

Matteuccia orientalis - Oriental Ostrich Fern - 9 cm Pot
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B966137

Ferns are a delight for any garden that can provide their basic requirements. They fill that space that few other plants will thrive in and at the same time bring colour and form to please. A rich, always moist but free draining, neutral or acid soil, with plenty of organic matter, in a shady location is ideal. A small amount of sun early or late in the day will not harm but may darken the colour of the foliage. Matteuccia orientalis is native to much of Asia and is a striking, deciduous fern, that is quite rare in production. One of the hardiest garden ferns, it is a little more compact than its more familiar relative, Matteuccia struthiopteris. It also has a longer leaf stem, giving a slightly more open and lighter appearance. It produces spectacular fertile fronds that are held conspicuously above the sterile fronds. Not widely grown, Matteuccia orientalis offers an interesting addition or alternative to the Ostrich Fern in a shady, sheltered position with cool moist, preferably neutral to acid soil, where it will slowly spread via runners. Does not appreicate hot climates. A beautiful and very impressive fern!  Ferns can be grown very successfully in pots and containers as long as you can reproduce the basic requirements, and especially the need for constant moisture. Use a good quality neutral or acid (ericaceous) peat or peat substitute compost. Be very careful with cheap peat free composts that often dry out very quickly. Ferns generally require a constant feed of nutrients so please ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8 - 9 month applied in the early spring as growth begins. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires.

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Pot size 9 cm
Size of the Pot 9 cm
Foliage Deciduous
Height ( fully grown ) 90 - 120 cm
Spread Clump forming
flowers n/a
Location Semi to full shade.
pruning n/a
Other Attributes Erect rosettes with lance-shaped, bright green, bipinnatifid sterile fronds with long stems, Striking fertile fronds
Key Feature One of the hardiest garden ferns. Uncommon in production.
Hardines H4 ( -10 to -5 C)
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Loam, Peat , Wet
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