Ostrich Fern 3 For $14.99

Ostrich Fern 3 For $14.99

Bloom Season:
Bloom Color:
Height At Maturity:
Under 3 Feet
Planting Zones:
Planting Zones 4-9
Year Round
Sun And Shade
Full Shade
Border Plants
Ships Now
Shipped As:
Bare root

Your Planting Zone is:

Ships Now

Adding to cart… The item has been added
(24 reviews) Write a Review

Ostrich Fern Onoclea struthioptersis 


Ostrich Fern: Onoclea struthioptersis, which some call an ostrich fern, is a crown-forming plant native to temperate regions of North America. This perennial species grows in damp forests and swampy areas from Canada to the south and western regions. 


Ostrich ferns are an attractive plant that can cover bare spots in your garden. They are resistant to common garden problems and are easy to care for. You can enjoy a fresh, vibrant garden with lovely foliage elements with little care.


TN Nursery recommends the ostrich fern for bringing lively greenery and exciting textures to a shade or semi-shade garden.


Ostrich Fern Gets its Name


Ostrich ferns can grow pretty tall. The plants usually reach four to five feet high, but the most towering recorded height of the species is a grand six feet.


The plant grows in erect clusters. Each frond has a sturdy, bright green center stem and pairs of leaves with a gently-rounded saw tooth texture. The crowning glory gives the ostrich fern its name. Each fertile frond forms a rosette crown in a lush green hue. The rosette title curves inward to form a tight coil.


That bend gives the impression of an ostrich trying to bend down its head to hide. Thus, the rosette coil provides the descriptive household name for Onoclea struthioptersis.


Where to Grow Onoclea struthioptersis


The fern grows in light soil and prefers constant moisture. This fern tolerates a cool climate and moderate sunlight but prefers semi-shades to full shade.


The widespread ostrich fern enjoys excellent popularity in semi-shaded gardens and along the foundations of buildings. Fiddlehead ferns are hardy perennials that can withstand temperatures as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit.


Use it in a border garden (near the back due to its height), in a wooded area where grass cannot thrive, or along the shaded foundation of your home. If you have a barren shady section of your landscape, fiddlehead fern will bring it to life.


Fiddlehead Fern is available online at TN Nursery


TN Nursery provides customers with freshly-dug fiddlehead ferns only after receiving each order. You can order confidently, knowing you will receive healthy and fresh ferns.

24 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Healthy plants

    Posted by Trinity on Jun 15, 2020

    My ostrich ferns arrived in a sealed sandwich bag with plenty of moisture. They appear healthy. There were even a couple extra roots, which I appreciated.

  • 5
    Ostrich ferns

    Posted by Matthew on Jun 08, 2020

    Came as requested. Ordering more

  • 4
    Ostrich ferns

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 02, 2020

    Received them a little over a week after ordering them. However, time will tell whether they grow since they are bare-root. I planted 80% within 2 hours of receiving them and the rest the next day.

  • 5
    Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Barbara Phillips on May 31, 2020

    The ferns came exactly when they said they would and are already planted. I will review again when they come up next spring. Thank You!

  • 5
    Ostrich fern

    Posted by Phil young on May 08, 2020

    The ferns were delivered and, of course, they don’t look like much. 5 days later, I noticed the first leaves sprouting up! I thought it would take weeks! I have high expectations for the other 3 varieties I ordered.

  • 4
    Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Rita on Oct 25, 2019

    I recieved my plants the other day! I'm excited to see what Spring will bring! It's a little soon for.a review, but if the care given to packaging is any indication, they are going to thrive! I was very pleased with how they looked!

  • 5
    Giant Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Alice Seagroves on Aug 26, 2019

    looks great around my pond

  • 5
    Giant Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Gail Fryer on Aug 22, 2019

    love these ferns

  • 5
    Giant Ostrich Fern

    Posted by Elizabeth Maciers on Aug 22, 2019

    this looks amazing

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates

Ships November through April