||This medium sized fern makes a fine ground cover in wet places. Grows in very soggy sites as long as it get oxygen. Great for putting in bog gardens or around pond areas. In the wild, it is usually seen with the cinnamon fern. The tall sterile fronds which emerge in late summer are brown with bead-like segments and persist through the winter, great for cutting and using as decoration. Mature size is 1-3'High x 2'Wide, sometimes up to 3'tall.