Other names: Matteuccia struthiopteris, shuttlecock fern
Category: Deciduous, stoloniferous fern
Plant family: Onocleaceae
Light preference:Full shade/partial shade
Soil preference: Clay, loam, sand. Acid, Neutral. Moist but well-drained.
Flowering/fruiting month: Foliage: Spring - Autumn
1-1.5 metres height
1.5-2.5 metres spread
Description: Matteuccia struthiopteris is a deciduous, stoloniferous fern forming colonies of erect rosettes to 1.5m in height, with lance-shaped, bright green, bipinnatifid sterile fronds surrounding shorter, brownish fertile fronds.
Care: Easy to grow in most cool, moist, shaded sites and useful for very wet sites. Propagate by sowing spores as soon as ripe or by division in spring. Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary.