Native to boggy regions of Canada and the eastern United States, the cinnamon fern is just one of the most early ferns to emerge in the springtime. Before they unfurl, young fronds are coated with white hair. When full grown, the waxy fronds are yellow green and grow 24 to 36 inches tall and 6 to 8 inches wide. There are 2 distinctly various kinds of fronds— fertile and sterile.
It appears and it turns brown, withers, and lies through the summertime on the floor after discharging its spores.
The sterile fronds can be found in in late spring, remain green all summer, and flip brown with the first fall freeze. It spreads slowly, and because of its height, it’s best used as a background plant.