A superb relatively recent introduction from Taiwan and a vast improvement on F. japonica, with very deeply lobed and dissected, matt, slightly greyish-green foliage. The white flowers that come in autumn-winter are similar, but open from milk-chocolate brown felt covered inflorescence stalks. A very handsome and particularly striking, medium sized, hardy evergreen foliage plant. Introduced to the UK by the late plantsman Edward Needham. Best in sun or semi-shade and reasonable shelter from freezing winds.