A wonderful, spreading foliage plant - flat feathery leaves, chocolate brown, almost black in colour and very distinctive. Makes a good paving plant where the leaves seem to stand out against the stones. It does flower - fairly insignificant, yellowish flowers in summer - but we grow it for its foliage.
Prefers a well-drained soil in sun (where it colours best) but is adaptable to light shade. Only 3cm or so high, but wide-spreading where happy.