The dramatic architectual form and color of this plant makes it a striking focal point in the shade garden. Easily grown in medium to wet soils in part to full shade. Prefers moist, rich acidic soils but adapts to lesser conditions. Stiff, fertile fronds appear in early spring, quickly turning cinnamon-brown. The fiddleheads emerge from the base of the plant and unfurl into large, yellowish-green fronds which turn yellow in the fall. An excellent selection for wet areas along ponds or water gardens.