shuttlecock fern

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Synonyms for shuttlecock fern

tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes

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Most ferns have long unfamiliar names so look out for their common names, shuttlecock fern or ostrich fern.
Shuttlecock fern is really the best description, as the elegant clumps do look like old- fashioned feather shuttlecocks.
If you have a dull, shady corner, planting possibilities extend to a rich diversity of textures and cool shades of green, including finely quilted hostas, Fatsia japonica and unfurling ferns such as Matteuccia struthiopteris, the shuttlecock fern, whose leaves can grow to 1.
Suitable ferns for damp spots are hart's tongue fern, lady fern and shuttlecock fern.
If you've got space for only one plant make sure it's the Shuttlecock Fern.
Wooden railway sleepers are invaluable and plants used include dwarf palmetto trees, under-planted with Chamaerops humilis, hart's tongue and shuttlecock ferns, Woodwardia, and a collection of canna lilies.