Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||drye-OPP-ter-iss ehr-ith-roh-SO-ra|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; forms foliage clump 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full shade|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9