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#02 Fiddlehead Fern Garden


Matteuccia struthiopteris
(Ostrich Fern)
(Fiddlehead Fern)

Grow your own spring Fiddleheads with our Fiddlehead Fern Package. These are mature Ostrich Ferns (Matteuccia struthiopteris). They will transplant and take quickly, providing a good harvestable crop by the following year. When picking fiddleheads, three tops per plant is the recommended harvest. Please don't pick more than 2-3 Fiddleheads per plant per season. Picking more will stunt the plant. Ostrich Ferns By themselves make excellent foundation plantings and woodland plantings where there is some area to fill. Growing 3-7 feet tall with a spread about the same these plants cover some area.

Color;Light Green
Zone; 3-8
Bloom Time;Sporring fronds or canes arise in late spring to early summer. These "spore canes" or "plumes" remain through the winter until the new frond growth appears.
Soil; Sandy moist Well drained
PH; 4.5-7
Light; Open shade-Filtered Sun
Height; 2-5 Feet
The Ostrich or Fiddlehead Fern as it is commonly known is prized for its plentiful edible fiddle heads. Not the only fiddle head that can be eaten but by far the most wholesome. Fern grows anywhere between 3 and 8 feet with wide spreading fronds. Likes flood plains and low areas but needs drainage. Found also on rich moist slopes. Good for stream banks and mild erosion areas. This plant will eventually create an underground fabric of long stringy runner roots. From these runner roots emerge new plants. Individual plants send down a semi taproot.
Cultivation / Conditions;
Grows in sandy moist well drained soil. 1 part sand to two parts leaf mold or good composted organic matter. Keep moist. Mulch with deciduous leaves. Will grow in shade to almost full sun as long as it can remain damp.
Ostrich fern shoots runners from the mother rhizome. These runners each with a bud sometimes more can be removed from the main section of rhizome in the early spring and replanted about 1 1/2-2 inches deep. Plant growing plants with the bud section or crown about 1/3 of an inch above the soil. Mulch with deciduous leaves.
Trout lily, Blood Root, False Solomon's Seal, Sensitive fern, Blue Cohosh, Yellow Violet, Wild Leek, Joe Pye Weed.

Our plants are guaranteed true to name alive and healthy upon delivery. Open your plants immediately upon arrival and inspect them and the package for damage or decay. We want you to have good quality, healthy plants and will replace any that don't come to you in good condition. Please make a note of any damages or issues with the delivery driver. A photo of the damage is use full in ups claim. We give no warranty expressed or implied as to the growth or productivity. All orders are subject to availability, crop failure or causes beyond our control.  

Bare root plants are shipped September through May, while the plants are still dormant root stock. Please state how and when you would like your order shipped (Sept.-May). Ordering early is the best way to secure availability and your chosen delivery date. We Fall ship bare root nursery stock Sept. 1st - Nov. 15th. We Spring ship April 10th - May. Other arrangements can be made on some plants. Each shipment is accompanied by a certificate of inspection. Please state how and when you would like your order shipped. We normally ship ups or USPS. If there are no shipping instructions, we will ship when we think is best. Ordering early is the best means of securing your delivery date. Please Contact us with any shipping questions.
Payment is expected at time of ordering unless otherwise arranged. $25 minimum order USDA. All sales are final and all claims must be made within 7 days of receipt of plants. -Free shipping on orders over $250.00. -$19.95 shipping on orders under $100.00.
-$29.95 shipping on orders from $100.00 to $250.00. This is a retail price list. This list cancels all previous. This price list has been prepared to accommodate the home gardener. We have a wholesale catalog available upon verification of a resale certificate #. If your package is damaged when you receive it, please make a note on the delivery slip and alert the shipper (ups/USPS) so that a claim may be filed. All sales are final and all claims must be made within 7 days of receipt of plants.