Soil: Hydric (Wet) to Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part-Shade to Full Shade
Height: 36″ to 72″
Garden Uses: Mass in moist, shady woodland areas, wild gardens or wet areas near streams or ponds. Combines well with astilbes or hostas. Plant in conjunction with early spring wildflowers (e.g., trilliums, bloodroot, trout lilies or Dutchman’s breeches) which will be well on the way toward dormancy by the time this fern reaches full size.
Food uses: The emerging “fiddleheads” are sought after in the spring as a cooked vegetable. They are considered a delicacy in Japan.