• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Prized for foliage; does not flower.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:drye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra
    Plant type:Fern
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Prized for foliage; does not flower.
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis highly adaptable fern is perfectly feature in woodland or Japanese gardens, where in mild climates it is evergreen. Mass in the understory of trees or tuck between rockery. The bright red sori produced in fall provide extended interest.
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Adapts to varied soil moisture conditions, once established. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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