One of our most striking ferns, growing, on average, around 4’ tall. This fern will tolerate a variety of light and soil conditions, but will only thrive in consistently moist to wet soil. Cinnamon colored hairs and fertile fronds give this fern its name. In ideal conditions, when established, it will slowly spread by creeping rhizomes. It looks great planted in mass or as a specimen plant here or there. Leaves turn a golden yellow color in the fall. Try with Red Cardinal Flower, Shooting Stars, Yellowroot, or Jack-in-the-Pulpits.
Leaves: Deciduous, 2-5’ long, compound fronds, turn nice fall yellow
Soil: Rich, moist-wet, acidic
Exposure: Part shade-Full shade
Fauna: Dense patches are used as cover for various wildlife, moth host plant
Deer Resistance: High
Native Status: NC native, common across the state
Provenance: NC, asexually propagated