Soil: Acidic, Moist, Well-drained
Moisture: Average to Moist
Light: Filtered Sun to Shade
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Width: 1 to 3 feet
Landscape Value: Great for shady borders and woodland gardens, and for massing along streams and ponds in shade or filtered sun. Makes a great companion for spring ephemerals closing gaps they leave in woodland gardens.
Soft, deciduous, colony-forming fern with yellow-green fronds (leaves) that taper strongly at both ends. Fronds are fine textured and arise singly or in clusters from black-brown, trailing underground stems. Spreads rapidly and can form dense colonies. Tolerates dry soils, but will spread less.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (photos by Alan Cressler, Sally and Andy Wasowski)