Ferns do not bloom or form seeds; rather, they spread quietly and unobtrusively. This is why they are so popular as ground cover: They produce spores that ensure the fern plants to propagate. In this way, the ferns spread without any action and form beautiful closed green beds.
There is hardly a group of plants that is more suitable for planting shady garden corners than ferns. Be it the north side of the house or dark areas under trees and bushes … in every garden there are areas where ferns can grow very well. All they need is light shade and moist, humus-rich soil.
Garden soil enriched with deciduous compost is perfect – that is the soil that fern plants find in their natural locations at the edges of forests or in clearings and where they thrive best. There is enough light for them in partial shade, because ferns do not like the strong midday sun.