Commonly referred to as Male Fern, this lime green variety is very unusual with its fronds that look like curled parsley. It loves moist shady spots.
The Male Fern is a quick grower that is quite hardy and matures quickly compared to other ferns. It's a terrific choice for mass plantings because it doesn't spread like wild-fire with underground runners but rather stays in a clump. The Male Fern thrives in neutral to acidic, loose, richly organic soil and light to full shade. Perfect growing conditions would be a woodland-like environment where the soil would remain moist but well-drained. This fern will tolerate moderate drought once it is established.