Description: A handsome fern with leathery dark green leaves which make a spreading clump. The ladder like leaves are attractive throughout the year.
Uses: Moist woodland settings or at the edge of a steam. However, will also tolerate a range of conditions.
Climate/Position: Partial or deep shade
Height/Spread: 75cm x 45cm spreading
Soil Requirements: Moist humus rich soil with a low pH (ie slightly acid)
Pruning: None required but as the old leaves die of in the summer, you can cut back the leaves in late winter to see the new fronds emerge.
Special Requirements: Adding compost or leaf mould at teh time of planting and as a mulch will enure the soil remains moisture retentive. This is needed for best results of most ferns.