Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

Item 3624

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USDA Zone:
5-9
  • Light Needs
    Full shade
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Description:

A bold and beautiful choice for shady borders and woodland gardens. A stunning dwarf fern with a flush of young papery fronds that emerge a copper-red color, then mature to a deep green. Spreads by underground stems. An herbaceous perennial.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slow growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Botanical Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: A low-growing frilly Fern that behaves like a groundcover due to its spreading habit. Use to cover barren spots in shaded gardens or add to shade compositions that need a little seasonal color. Drought resistant, it is a labor saver in courtyards and atriums.

Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.

Customer Reviews

The BEST ferns!
by C. C., June 15, 2020

I have groupings of these all over my woodland garden: in deep shade and dry-ish soil; in good quality soil and part-sun; and in heavy, clay soil and dappled shade. They have thrived everywhere. The oldest patch is now 4\' tall.

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