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- Mature height: 2 to 3 feet or taller with constant moisture; grows in clumps
- Light: Part shade to full shade
- Soil: Medium to wet
- Landscape uses: Shaded borders; wet areas along ponds and streams.
- Deer resistant: Yes
Pollinator value: Low. Larval host for moths.
This clumping fern provides an attractive accent and great texture to moist, shady areas. Its spring “fiddleheads” unfurl into large, erect yellow-green fronts that last through the summer before turning yellow in autumn. This fern owes its name to the cinnamon-colored spore cases that appear on the stalks in late spring.