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Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris erythrosora
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Dryopteris erythrosora

Autumn Fern

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 9.030.200

Autumn Fern gets its name from the coppery-pink colour of the new fronds, which contrast beautifully with the more mature dark green ones. Evergreen in mild winter regions, this is one of the best species for mass planting in moist woodland areas. Plants will tolerate some sun if the site is evenly moist. Old fronds may be trimmed in spring, if they look untidy. Mulch around the plants with dead leaves in the fall, to help conserve moisture in summer. Clumps may be divided every 3 to 4 years, in early spring.

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Dryopteris erythrosora

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate