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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich fern) (50 cells)

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SKU:
4732

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A big, showy shade-garden specimen. Tall, bright green sterile fronds surround cinnamon-brown fertile fronds. American native. Deer resistant. Tolerates sun if kept moist.


  Production Location: Florida
  Tray Size: 50 plants
  Common Name: Ostrich fern
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8
  Mature Height: 72 inches
  Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

Cell Size:50 cell tray. Depth 2.31". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 4.64
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 70-80 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, Miscanthus blight
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 12+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Plants will not establish root growth under cool temperatures and short days.

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