The lustrous orange color of the newly emerging fronds seem to glow against the backdrop of the shiny, dark green, mature fronds. The sori, which are produced in fall, are bright red.
Height: 1-2 ft.
Spread: 1-2 ft.
Sun: part shade to full shade
Deer and rabbit resistant
Ferns prefer well-drained soil high in organic matter. Most ferns require a moist, shady spot to grow. Many need plenty of moisture during the growing season and should be given an inch or more of water per week if not supplied by rains. Mulch with leaves or aged hardwood bark in the spring and fall. Fern foliage provides food for many butterflies and moths during their caterpillar stage.
photo credit: Katherine Wagner-Reiss
This fern is not native to North America.