Autumn Fern. Dryopteris erythrosora.
Autumn fern, Dryopteris erythrosora, also known as Japanese Shield Fern, is a semi-evergreen fern. It grows to 75cm high, forming a compact clump of broadly ovate, bipinnatifid fronds. Often coppery-pink when young, the spore-heaps are also often pink.
- A beautiful deciduous fern that forms a shuttlecock-like crown. Foliage is broadly triangular and divided; it is a lovely coppery pink when young, slowly maturing to dark green. Foliage persists until mid-winter.
- Plant with plenty of well rotted leaf mold or compost and keep moist.
- Contrasts beautifully with other shade loving plants. This plant is also suitable for the pondside or damp garden. Place around the edge of a pond, providing soil is damp and not waterlogged. Alternatively plant in damp areas of the garden.
- Plant in partial or full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
- Height 60cm
- Spread 60cm
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