(Syn. Dryopteris atrata.) A semi-evergreen fern from Asia with shuttle-cocks of long lance-shaped, pinnate fronds. The distinctive stems are covered in black hairs. Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in shade. Tolerates poorly drained soils and full sun if soil is moist. Ideal for a woodland or Japanese garden.
- AGM (RHS Award of Garden Merit)
- FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
- HEIGHT: 75 cms (2½ feet).
- HARDINESS: Hardy in most parts of UK
- SOIL: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Sandy, Moist but Well Drained
- WILDLIFE: Provides shelter for invertebrates year round.
- USE OR PLANTING STYLE: Container/Pot, Erosion Control,
- POSITION: Steep Bank, Exposed, Woodland,
- FEATURES: Evergreen, Interesting Foliage, Winter Interest,