Many gardeners might be surprised to learn that there are Sun Ferns, as ferns have typically been considered a shade garden plant. The key to success is adequate moisture. Ferns provide a great variety of textures, colors, sizes, and shapes. They make great garden ornamentals. Because of this, ferns are enjoying increased popularity these days. Cinnamon ferns will grow in full sun location. They are also very wind tolerant. Cinnamon ferns will reach heights of 24 to 36 inches and grows in USDA zones 2 through 10. Royal ferns will tolerate full afternoon sun. They have a unique bronze-colored spring growth. Royal ferns grow to mature heights of 3 to 4 feet and are suitable for USDA zones 2 through 10. Both of these varieties will turn colors in the fall -- typically from yellow to copper to bronze.