A foxtail fern is a lime-green perennial that produces white flowers and white berries that turn red during the fall. The fern is known for its billowy foliage that resembles bottle brush bristles. Foxtail ferns thrive in partial shade and can grow up to 2 feet in height.
Foxtails prefer moist soil and should be fertilized in March, June and October. It is important for gardeners to maintain their ferns by trimming down clumps and removing brown leaves. Foxtail ferns can reach up to 3 feet in width and are often utilized as ground-cover plants in landscape design. The ferns can also be propagated and used as decorative hanging plants.