This is a great fern to have around the house. Because of this plants love of shade it is great for those annoying shady spots that nothing will grow in. The plant is very dense and grows 1-2 ft in height and loves wet soils. The moist soils it enjoys are often found near wetland areas and ponds. The plant will become dormant in the time of drought but will return in the spring. Many homeowner's love this fern because it is so versatile and can be grown outdoors or in.