Part to full shade, moist, well-drained soil ( The Black Wood Fern or Shaggy wood fern )
The Black Wood fern is so-called because of the dark, almost black scales covering the black leaf bases and crown. This, when contrasted with the bright green fronds, makes the plants extremely appealing. It has a strong habit of growth and robust leathery leaves the leaflets of which bear serrated margins.
A little tidying of the old tired fronds may be required in spring before the new growth.
Grows in full sun , part to full shade, moist, well-drained soil
Height 90cm ( 35 inches )
Spread 90cm ( 35 inches )