Common name: Fern-'Ostrich'
The Ostrich fern is an excellent choice for a woodland setting.
It has a showy arching vase like shape with vibrant green fronds.
A good choice for a damp shady place.
*Interesting note: In spring, small shoots of fiddleheads emerge and turn into fronds.These fiddleheads can be harvested for a springtime delight. To do so make sure to only harvest half from each crown, when small. Remove the brown coating and wash before boiling or sauteeing them.
Exposure: Part shade to full shade
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens