Ferns are one of the most popular items to plant in a shady location. The Goldie's Giant Wood Fern offers a unique, sturdy, upright form which will add some textural interest and height to a shade garden. This variety is bright green and can reach up to 4 feet tall! Ferns prefer moist soil and work well as a border, a mass planting or in a woodland garden. Ferns prefer more water the first year until it becomes established.