Considered a wildflower in the eastern portion of the United States, the Christmas Fern is a beautiful member of the Shield Fern Family. As a native son to the United States, it is well known by many as a hardy evergreen that keeps its deep, glossy green color year round. Its leaves are often said to have a "stocking" shape, thus contributing to its Christmas Fern moniker. A low maintenance and reliable fern, it is a shade lover perfect for that dark corner of your garden. Great as an accent plant or as an eye-catching border, it grows to nearly three feet tall. The Christmas Fern does well in zones 3-9 and thrives with minimal attention, even dry drought conditions once it is well established.