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Dryopteris erythrosora

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern - is evergreen to semi-evergreen, evergreen in frost free areas.  Triangular, bi-pinnate, fronds emerge a copper red to orange and turn dark green in maturity.  Fronds, erect and arching can reach 24" long.  Vase shaped clumps creep and expand slowly by short rhizomes.  Thrives in rich, moist, acidic soil in part sun to shade.   Autumn Fern will grow in average, medium to wet soil.  Tolerates drought once established.  Use for ground cover, borders, edges, accents, large planting in shade gardens and woodland gardens.  Mature height 18"-24", spread 18"-24" 

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  • Part Shade to Shade
  • Evergreen to semi-evergreen in colder climates
  • New fronds emerge a copper red to orange turning to dark green
  • Fronds triangular and arching
  • Vase shaped clumps creep slowly by rhizomes
  • Adapts to dry soil once established
  • Height: 18-24 Inches
  • Spread: 18-24 Inches
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
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Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Attributes
Ground Cover
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Mass Planting
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Edging
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Woodland Garden
Low Maintenance
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Green
Habit
Creeping
Upright
Clumping
Weeping
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Fall
Soil Moisture
Wet Soil/Bog
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora from Classic Groundcovers