Perfect foliage plant for cool, moist and partially shaded sites, the Shuttlecock Fern provides vital moisture and hiding spaces for wildlife. Also known as the Ostrich fern or Ostrich-Feather fern.
Clump-forming, in superb colonies of erect rosettes up to 1.5 metres tall, the Shuttlecock Fern is deciduous and will die back in autumn with new growthappearing in spring, when its fresh, green and lacyfronds start to beautifully unfurl.
Great solution for a shady, damp spot
The shuttlecock fern is non-flowering reproducing by spores. Showy, finely dissected, fresh green sterile fronds are surrounded by shorter brown fertile fronds.
Aspect: Partial / full shade. Great choice for shady beds, borders, for under planting large shrubs and trees and by water.
Soil: Moist but well-drained
Height: 1 - 1.5 metres
Width: Clump forming, with a spread of 1.5-2.5 metres wide
Easy to grow. Large colonies can be lifted and divided in spring. Remove damaged and dead fronds as necessary.
Shuttlecock Fern plants are 9 cm pot size, but to reduce use of plastic we reuse our pots and supply plants wrapped in newspaper. We mix and use our own compost.