Frosted rock fern resembles Korean rock fern but for the beautiful pewter-washed, grayish patina that adds a lustre to the delicately detailed yet sturdy fronds. Black, papery scales grace the stems. This species hails from the southern tip of Africa but shows good hardiness for temperate gardens.
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Shady ravines, along streams in evergreen or semideciduous forest and in riverine forest.