Dryopteris erythrosora

Dryopteris erythrosora

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Name

Dryopteris erythrosora

Common Name

Autumn fern

What You get

You will recieve a fully rooted 9cm pot.

About

Dryopteris erythrosora is a truly superb garden fern with new fronds that appear a fabulous copper colour that fades to green as the season progress. The fronds are broad and glossy. This majestic fern forms a large clump upto 60cm in height. Best in shade-semi shade but can take a sunnier position moist soils are best and may stay evergreen in mild winters.

Family

Origin

Japan and East Asia

Planting and care

Ferns generally prefer shade espacally in the hottest parts of the day and a moist position most shady garden borders are perfect. Ferns also grow well in woodland if the area you are planting is on the dry side or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered untill they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden but a good mulch will help greatly.

Soil

Ferns will grow on most soils as long as your not at the extreme ends of the pH scale (on chalk ) if your garden is somewhere in between soil drainage is more important adding organic matter to help retain moisture in a sandy soil or to open up the structure of a clay soil to stop water logging a good mulch will also help and keep down weeds.

Uses

Great plants for the shady garden border, woodland planting creating a fernery or stumpery or as pot plants for a shady spot.