What's your question? Ask

Ostrich Ferns

Q.How can I stop the spread of ostrich ferns?

Zone 19038 | Anonymous added on October 8, 2019 | Answered

my beds are being overrun by ostrich ferns choking out rhododendron, etc. How can i limit or remove?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 10, 2019

They reproduce by spores and spreading underground rhizomes so you can be vigilant and remove the fronds with spores. Other plants can be dug and given to friends or donated to plant sales by area nonprofits.

If you decide to remove the whole group, an herbicide might be helpful. If you decide to dig up the whole clump, be sure to get all the rhizomes you can.


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Ostrich Ferns
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert