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Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora

Pronunciation: drye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra
SKU #03624
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full shade
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slow growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Ground Cover, Edging
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coral Bells (Heuchera); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Ligularia (Ligularia)
CARE
Care 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.