Evergreen. Eventual height to 60cm. Hardy to zone 5 USDA.
This is a very,very attractive fern and has surely the most evocative common name amongst ferns!! This fern hails from Japan, China and Korea. The young growth is an orange/gold, maturing to green. The fronds are smooth with a lovely gloss. This fern enjoys the same conditions as the autumn ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora) and adds that little bit of colour to the fernery. It does seem to be sensitive to light levels so should be planted in light shade. They are also very late to emerge, usually around mid-June.