Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolifica

Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolifica

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Dryopteris erythrosora var. prolifica

Common Name

Autumn fern

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 9cm pot.


Dryopteris erythrosora var.prolifica is a truly superb garden fern with new fronds that appear a fabulous copper colour and fade to green as the season progress. The fronds are broad and glossy, but narrower, more congested and have a more leathery feel than the species. This majestic fern forms a large clump upto 60cm in height and thrives in good light and moist soils. It may stay evergreen in mild winters.


Japan and East Asia

Planting and care

Ferns generally prefer shade and moist soil, especially in the hottest parts of the day. Most shady garden borders or woodland areas are perfect. If the area you are planting on is dry, or you are planting in summer make sure they are well watered until they are established. You should not need to feed your ferns in the garden, but a good mulch will help greatly.


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


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