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Have a corner in your yard that’s deeply shaded and damp? A spot where nothing much seems to grow? Try planting ostrich fern. Growing an ostrich fern in such a miserable spot can benefit the gardener in several ways. First, it relieves the gardener of the yearly headache of what to try this year to cover the awful spot. Visually, planting ostrich ferns can turn an eyesore into a triumph of woodland delight, eventually forming a backdrop for other shade lovers like hostas or bleeding hearts. Looking for a bit of the tropics in your garden? With their pots surrounded by ostrich fern, houseplants of various tropical varieties, many of which need a bit of shade, will look simply stunning. Once you know how to grow ostrich ferns and your plants are thriving, you’ll have the additional benefit of a tasty treat in the fiddleheads you can harvest.