The Dryopteris Autumn Fern is an unparalleled option for a vibrant ground cover or landscape border. Its new fronds reveal themselves in striking shades of orange red that change to copper-pink before maturing to the lush deep green it maintains through the summer season. The Autumn Fern’s growth process is both beautiful and breathtaking and a real treat to watch!
This unique dwarf fern is known as an accent fern and is an excellent choice for ground covers or borders in any shade garden or landscape.
The Autumn Fern grows best in part shade to full shade, and does not react well to hot sunlight. Shield the fern if planted in an area in any kind of sunlight.
The evergreen fern performs best in moist, rich, deep, well-drained, organically supplemented soils. It will do best in slightly acidic, wet soils that are consistently moist.
It can be planted in pots to give that porch or patio the perfect accent. The bright red leaves that look a copper color stand out tremendously in woodland gardens and containers alike. Then the brilliance autumn ferns leaves turn to a shiny dark green and will compliment your landscape.
The Autumn fern grows best across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 4-9. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide making it a perfect small plant. It is extremely low maintenance and easy to care for.
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- Attractive foliage
- Low maintenance
- Cold Hardy