Matteuccia struthiopteris 'Jumbo'
Produces large fronds in the characteristic shuttlecock shape which gives a dramatic effect in the garden. The extraordinary fiddleheads unfurl to bright green, feathery fronds and can reach over 2 meters.
Buy this plant
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Matteuccia are rhizomatous deciduous ferns, sometimes with stolons, forming shuttlecock-like rosettes of erect or spreading, pinnately divided fronds, with smaller, erect, bead-like fertile fronds
- Name status
How to grow
To be at its best this fern needs a moist, shaded position and benefits from soil improved with leaf litter or similar organic matter.
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
Dead or damaged fronds may be removed as necessary
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.