I have had ostrich ferns for several years now that I love and are absolutely gorgeous. But, every year, in the late spring/early summer, the fronds fall over. They remain beautiful and green but just look like they are top heavy. I am in growing zone 6 and they are in the shade most of the day and get early to later evening sun. Do you have any suggestions on how I can keep them from toppling over? Thank you! Teresa Pennsylvania
Ostrich Fern actually do like a little dappled sunshine. Make sure the crowns are not too far out of the soil. Soil should be moist to ensure healthy ferns.
Wind can be an issue, breaking the fronds.