Dryopteris erythrosora /Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora   / Dryopteris erythrosora
Reddish and coppery color of new spring growth
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Reddish and coppery color of new spring growth

Likes shady exposure and moist soils for best performance

Grows in good combination with other ground cover as here with ardesia

Fiddleheads in early spring

New fronds that are completely bronze in early spring

New spring growth

Close-up of fronds

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Scientific Name: Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: Autumn Fern
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: New growth is reddish, then becomes coppery colored and as it matures it becomes a rich green. Evergreen in the lower part of its region of adaptation. May look rattt in late winter or early spring and need some pruning. Do not be to antsy to prune and so only when winter is over.