An evergreen fern which forms a rosette of arching rich green fronds around 30-75cm in length ending in a pointed tip. On the mature fronds the underside is marked with brown stripes. With light green fronds it makes for a beautiful backdrop for flowering plants, it is invaluable for year-round interest amongst shrubs or other shade and moisture-loving perennials.
A hardy plant, that happily grows in north facing gardens, wall crevices and shaded rocky areas which are great for drainage. Part shade lover it is best grown in fertile rich moist well drained soil, it is slow growing so needs little attention apart from annual mulching and a tidying in spring.