Koidzuma's Wood Fern

Dryopteris koidzumania

SKU
07776
A remarkable evergreen fern with dramatic new foliage that emerges amidst the bright green mature foliage quite late in the season, adding deep russet to brilliant burgundy tones to the summer shade garden. An excellent colorful accent for shade gardens, under large tree canopies, and in shaded foundation plantings.
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Filtered sun, Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationdry-OP-ter-iss
LoreThe colored juvenile foliage of Koidzuma's Wood Fern is so intense that it was once considered a variety of the Japanese rosy autumn fern (Dryopteris erythrosora).
Average Size at MaturityUpright, open foliage clump reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Thrives in warm, bright shade; avoid direct, harsh sun. Provide moist, enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained, loamy soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Cut back old, faded fronds after new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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