The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Matteuccia struthiopteris

shuttlecock fern

Photo of Matteuccia struthiopteris


The shuttlecock fern is one of the easiest to identify, its fronds making a large, striking and unmistakable shape. Although happy in shady, humus-rich borders among other plants, it looks best grown in groups on its own in dappled shade, in woodland, rich damp grass or in a shady pond margin.


  • Ferns

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Slopes/banks
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Ground cover
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist soil in full or partial shade. Can tolerate very wet sites.


Size: Large

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 150cm

Eventual spread: 100cm

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral

Special conditions

  • Wet shade