Matteuccia orientalis (Oriental Ostrich Fern)
Zone: 5 - 9
Natural Range: China
Soil: Average to moist, humus rich
Light: Part shade
Bloom Time: NA
Attributes: Deciduous. Thick, scaly crown. Non creeping rhizome. Sterile, once pinnate blades with 8 to 20 pairs of lobed pinnae. Rounded tips. Upright fertile fronds.
Notes: According to some sources considered as Pentarhizidium orienatle. Rarely in commerce but because of its non spreading habit and smaller stature is a desirable fern for the collector. Fronds grow more horizontal than other Matteuccia species.
Pot Size: 4" Band Pot