Common Name: Ostrich Fern Family: Dryopteridaceae (The Wood Fern Family)
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A tall stately fern with carefully positioned fronds forming an elegant cone shape. This fern grows across Canada (and around the northern hemisphere) and has been made famous by New Brunswickers who collect the young emerging fiddleheads in early spring for a culinary delicacy. Lightly sauteed in butter. Yum! This fern will eventually spread by underground rhizomes to form lush colonies.
Europe and Western Russia
North Central and Eastern Asia
Moist to wet sandy or silty banks of rivers and streams and alluvial forests in lowland and montane zones.
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Recommended Companion Plants:
Primula vulgaris "'April Rose'"
*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at phoenixperennials.com or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.