This species has a delicate appearance, with black stems holding very small leaves of soft green. Appreciates a rich soil that stays evenly moist. Not a good choice for dry shade under thirsty types of trees.
It is quite a sight in the spring to see this fern emerging. Literally hundreds of tightly coiled fronds appear within a very small area. Prefers a rich and moist soil but can tolerate drought once established.
Very colorful fern with striking violet red fronds that are contrasted by bright silver edges, giving an overall outstanding effect. Prefers a rich and moist soil but can tolerate drought once established.
Semi-evergreen plant. The massive crown of this fern and the stems are covered with long brown scales. The fronds form a perfect vase shape on the forest floor making this fern an ideal specimen plant. Requires moist, humus-rich soil.