The wood fern is a great fern for almost anywhere. This fern grows anywhere form 1-2 ft high. This Plant is well known for its soft look and feel and is lovely around walkways or porches. The wood fern is evergreen and can add a beautiful green in the mid of winter. It prefers full or partial shade and well drained soil. However this needs a lot of watering and likes to have moist soil. It is very good at spreading over a open area.