Description: A deciduous fern noted for its colourful fronds. The large triangular-shaped heavily divided bi-pinnate leaves are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green then reddish brown in winter. Very showy and a worthwhile and distinctive fern. Semi evergreen leaves and clump forming.
Uses: Good in moist woodland situations or shaded borders. Lovely with other woodland plants and with evergreen ferns
Climate/Position: Partial shade
Height/Spread: Up to 1 metre x 1 metre
Soil Requirements: Moist soils, humus rich to retain moisture
Pruning: Cut back old fronds in winter so that the shoots unfurling in spring can be seen.
Special Requirements: Plant into well prepared soil with added compost. Mulching with additional well rotted compost in subsequest years is advantageous.