This fern is deciduous so all its fronds will die back in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again each spring.
Position: partial shade
Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing
Hardiness: fully hardy
This striking deciduous fern has triangular-shaped fronds, which are coppery-red when young and slowly mature to dark green. One of our recommended plants, it needs plenty of moisture and contrasts beautifully with evergreen ferns and other woodland plants.
Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted leaf mould, composted pine needles or garden compost into the planting hole. Cut back decayed fronds in winter to allow new growth to emerge.