Sun/Shade: Partial shade to full shade; Full Sun if kept adequately watered.
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
Spacing: 24 - 36 inches.
Depth: Crown level with soil surface.
Spread: 36 inches.
Comments: First foliage looks like cinnamon sticks. Divide in spring before growth starts. Spreads very slowly. Foliage: dark, waxy-green, later cinnamon-brown. 6 - 8 inches wide, 24 - 26 inches long. Often called Fiddle Heads. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS----PREFERS SOIL TO BE KEPT MOIST BUT NOT SOGGY; FERTILIZE WITH AN ACID FORMULA SUCH AS MIRACID IN THE SPRING. INCORPORATE GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF PEAT MOSS, COMPOST OR WELL-ROTTED MANURE DEEPLY INTO THE SOIL. SPREADS VERY SLOWLY. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS--CINNAMON STICK SPIKE IS ACTUALLY A SPORE-BEARING FROND (LEAF). DIVIDE IN SPRING, BEFORE GROWTH STARTS. ALSO CALLED FIDDLE HEADS PLANT WITH: OTHER FERNS, HOSTAS, ASTILBE, BLEEDING HEART AND HARDY PRIMROSE.