Autumn Fern - Plant

Dryopteris erythrosora 
Autumn Fern

A special fern with changing colours!

This is a very distinctive and popular garden fern (Dryopteris erythrosora)! The magnificent feathery leaves are in a fine copper to reddish bronze colour, which eventually turn to a glossy green. This fern is also suitable as a houseplant.
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Plant Details

  • Planting
  • The fern Dryopteris erythrosora is a strong plant that doesn't need much care. Make sure the soil around the roots remains moist. It is best not to place the fern in full sun. When the leaves have lost their beauty after the winter, you can cut the leaves back completely. Also, for the winter give the autumn fern a mulch of compost and cow manure granules, this will help to conserve the moisture. You will soon see new leaves forming on the plant. This fern is perfectly winter hardy.
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  • Care
  • The fern Dryopteris erythrosora is a strong plant that doesn't need much care. Make sure the soil around the roots does not dry out. It is best not to place the fern in full sun. When the leaves have lost their beauty after the winter, you can cut the leaves back completely. Also, after the winter, give the autumn fern a layer of compost and cow manure granules. You will soon see new leaves forming on the plant. This fern is perfectly winter hardy.
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  • Specifics
  • We are pleased to add the new fern Dryopteris erythrosora to our collection! This wonderful garden fern is also called autumn fern or Japanese wood fern. It's one of the most beautiful garden ferns. The plant doesn't grow taller than 40-50 cm. In the spring Dryopteris erythrosora reveals wonderful orange-brown shaded leaves. It is an evergreen with bipinnate fronds that become greener with age. In mild winters the plant keeps its leaves. This fern is very beautiful in a pot, between other plants in the border or under deciduous bushes.
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