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Ostrich Fern Ostrich Fern
Ostrich Ferns form a large, upright clump of big green fronds.  Roots are spreading, and plants can form quite a large patch in time. Requires plenty of water through the summer. If foliage becomes unsightly in late summer simply trim down to roots, plants will return following year. Yes these are the ones you can eat in spring (Fiddle-heads) however your plant may not re-grow those leaves the season you cut them in.
Pair with Brunnera for spectacular spring show. Eventually you may need to control the ferns by digging out some roots. Chelone is another good companion.
A good filler for the back of the border or in north building shade.
All photos taken at our nursery. Inclusion here does not always mean we have in stock.

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