Botanical Name: Matteuccia pensylvanica
Height: 36 - 48 inches.
Spacing: 36 inches apart.
Depth: Plant with the crown of the plant level with soil surface.
Spread: 48 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full shade to partial sun.
Foliage: Plume - like to 4 feet, dark green, leathery foliage.
Flower Form: No flowers.
Soil Requirements: Moist, humus, slightly acid soil.
Comments: Divide in Spring before growth starts. Vigorous spreader. Special considerations; Keep soil moist, but not soggy. Mulch to help conserve moisture. Thicken mulch for the Winter. Incorporate generous amounts of peat moss, compost, or well-rotted, dehydrated manure deeply into the soil. Unique characteristics; Fronds shaped like tail feathers of a bird. Divide in Spring before new growth starts. Vigorous spreader. Plant with other varieties of ferns, Hosta (complementary), Bleeding Heart (complementary) Lily of the Valley (complementary), Astilbe (complementary).
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