Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern Description Graceful fronds resembling ostrich feathers. Use in the mixed border or as a specimen plant. Needs moist, rich soil. Forms dramatic clumps. You can pick the fiddleheads in spring for eating. Characteristics Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Light requirements: Sun/Shade Height: 3-5' Native: Yes Sizes & Prices Size: 2 Yr $14.98 Other Information All Fern, Ostrich Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris Zone: 3-7 Sun/Shade HT: 3-5'