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- Mature height: 1.5 to 2 feet; grows in clumps of 1- to 2-foot spread
- Light: Full to part shade
- Soil: Medium moisture
- Landscape uses: Evergreen; good in shade gardens and as a border, accent and groundcover.
- Deer resistance: Yes
- Fun fact: Songbirds use parts of this fern for building their nests
Pollinator value: Low
This perennial earned its name by remaining green through the holidays. Makes for an attractive addition to shady areas, including along walls or foundations, and can help with erosion control on slopes when planted in masses.
Although it does not spread to form a continuous groundcover, its fountain-like clumps will increase in size over time.