Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

Also called Japanese Red Shield Fern

  • Pink fiddleheads
  • New fronds open to a vibrant red-orange
  • Glossy, deep green fronds throughout the summer
  • In dry spells and autumn, fronds may have a reddish tinge
  • Upright, clumping habit
  • Spreads slowly by underground rhizomes
  • Semi-evergreen

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
Non-flowering

HEIGHT:
30-60 cm

SPREAD:
45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Dryopteris erythrosora grows best in an average, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Damaged fronds should be cut out in early spring. Avoid wet, winter sites.